“UKA’s View on Zambia’s Hunger Crisis and Government Action”

By Francis Maingaila

Lusaka,Zambia24 (03-03-2024) – The United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) would have preferred if President Hakainde Hichilema had implemented localized solutions and promptly taken practical actions to tackle the impending hunger crisis in Zambia.

UKA’s National Council Members, Saboi Imboela and Jackson Silavwe, not only criticized President Hichilema’s delayed declaration of a national disaster but also condemned the sale of maize reserves to the DRC, considering the looming drought and food shortages in Zambia.

Moreover, UKA questioned the effectiveness of President Hichilema’s proposed solutions, advocating for a more localized and practical approach.

UKA proposed utilizing irrigated land for maize cultivation, engaging commercial farmers, drilling boreholes for water supply, and cutting expenditure on foreign trips to allocate funds to agriculture.

Additionally, UKA suggested shifting the focus to the Northern Block for maize production, improving farming infrastructure, and reconsidering canceled projects for their potential benefits.

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