|Food shortages hit Chivi|
|Saturday, 23 June 2012 20:44|
Chivi Central House of Assembly member, Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, says over 100 000 people in Chivi district are battling serious food shortages after two consecutive poor cropping seasons.
“We have been feeding 342 families per month in the district’s 32 wards, but our assistance has been inadequate.
“The situation has been compounded by the fact that Non-Governmental Organisations such as Care International that were feeding some of the families pulled out in March this year, leaving people at risk of starvation.
“We will soon be appealing to Government for the reintroduction of programs such as the grain loan scheme and food for work so that unscrupulous NGOs don’t use food as a tool to de-campaign Zanu-PF in the next elections,” he said.
Turning to the forthcoming elections Cde Mangwana expressed confidence that the revolutionary party would strengthen its stranglehold in the district.