No food shortage here, Zambian government minister tells panicked citizens
The government says it has enough maize, the staple food, to last until the next season and will not need to import
Lusaka — Zambia, in the grips of its worst drought since 1981, is not facing a food shortage and will not declare the situation a national emergency, a government official said.
“That is begging,” Chanda Kasolo, the permanent secretary in the ministry of information and broadcasting services, said in comments broadcast on privately owned Hot FM radio...
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