Kasenengwa District has received more than 2,000 bags of mealie-meal from the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit -DMMU- in order to mitigate the hunger situation.
Speaking when she received the consignment yesterday, Kasenengwa District Commissioner Sarah Kalaluka said the district received a total of 2,240 bags by 12.5-kilogram bags of mealie-meal to help cushion the hunger situation.
Mrs Kalaluka says the mealie-meal will be distributed to the vulnerable as it is the desire of the government to help every household that has been hit with hunger.
She said the government will do everything possible to help the vulnerable with food to ensure that no one dies of hunger.
Mrs Kalaluka said the donated mealie-meal will be distributed in all the four chiefdoms of the district namely; Nzamane, Madzimawe, Mishoro and Chikuwe in order to mitigate the hunger situation.
She has since warned the beneficiaries against selling the mealie-meal as they risk being blacklisted.
Meanwhile, Mrs Kalaluka has expressed concern that people in the district have already started selling their maize to briefcase buyers.
She said it is unfortunate that farmers are getting money from briefcase buyers even before the harvest, adding that the district risks being hit with serious hunger in the next few months if the situation is not controlled.
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Source – ZNBC