18 December 2012

Zambia: Army Worms Fight Inevitable

FROM the way it is raining this season, I feel we will have above normal rainfall, over some parts of the country, this may induce severe floods.

Floods coupled with Army worms may cause damage to our economy due to loss of many heads of livestock and plants.

The Government has swiftly responded to the disaster caused by army worms and have since given out funds for re-planting by the affected farmers.

This must be commended and supported by everyone regardless of political affiliations.

Let the department of Livestock ensure that all livestock are protected against disease virus in different groups which may arise due to floods and army worms control measures.

It is encouraging that the Government under President Michael Sata has prioritised agriculture;

We don't want in 2013 and beyond to talk about high mealie-meal prices thus prioritising the agricultural sector is commendable.

The Government must ensure that every Zambian family has food and decent shelter.

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