Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) Executive Director, Patrick Nshindano says severe hunger looming in the country in view of the continued dry spells being experienced in most parts.
Mr. Nshindano says regrettably the looming hunger will most likely affect those who are already wallowing in abject poverty.
He is hoping that Government will quickly move in to arrest the situation through the provision of relief food to the vulnerable groups of people should need arise.
Mr Nshindano tells Q-news that the current rainfall pattern in the country is an early warning that this year’s harvest will be poor.
He says government should therefore not wait until the country is stricken by hunger before acting.
Mr. Nshindano has since advised Government to do a mop up of all the maize grain from the previous bumper harvest from both the Food Reserve Agency and the private sector in order to avoid an increase in the price of maize.