A traditional leader of Mwandi in Nalolo district has appealed to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to send relief food to the area.
Chief Ngenda Muhala says the people of Nalolo West Bank are badly affected with poor harvest caused by inadequate rainfall and will starve to death if relief food is not sent urgently.
Chief Muhala said people had planted maize but the outcome has not been good because of the poor rainfall.
And Silowana Ward treasurer, Mubiana Sizimbulwe, has appealed to government to institute a one year feeding programme for the community in affected areas so that people can survive on relief food as they prepare for next year’s farming season.
Mr Sizimbulwe said the looming hunger might claim lives if people are not assisted with food because even the people who usually have big crop yields may not harvest anything this year.
Meanwhile, Nakushuwa Lisulo, a senior teacher at Nambwae Primary School, says the looming hunger will badly affect pupils hence government must continue with the School Feeding Programme.
Mr Lisulo says the programme will encourage pupils to attend lessons especially those who travel long distances.