ARMY worms have broken out in Mapangazya area in Chikankata District of Southern province and are destroying crops.
Chikankata District Agriculture Coordinator (DACO), Phanuel Nyimba, confirmed the presence of the pests that have invaded Mapangazya, Simutwe and other parts of the district with devastating effects.
Dr Nyimba said this in an interview with ZANIS in Chikankata district and said five camps had been affected by insects and that the Ministry of Agriculture was on the ground to contain the situation.
Dr Nyimba said the Ministry has distributed enough chemicals to the area to fight army worms.
He said only five percent of crop damage has been done and that the situation has since been contained.