HUNGER has hit Sinda District in Eastern Province and residents have appealed to Government for urgent relief food.

One of the affected residents Jairos Banda complained that the situation was dire and government should quickly move in to avert a looming calamity.

Mr Banda said from the time government started distributing relief in selected parts of Zambia, Sinda had been omitted for unknown reason.

In an interview with the Sun, Mr Banda said many farmers were affected by the dry spell that hit some parts of Zambia resulting in the current food shortages.

He said apart from that, some farmers did not acquire enough farming inputs to grow maize and other crop hence the present precarious food situation.

Mr Banda said there was need for government to distribute relief food in all villages before people started dying of hunger.

“Residents of Sinda have appealed to government for relief food because we have a lot of people who are in hunger situation and the only hope they have is to be helped the same way government is providing food in other districts that were hit by a dry spell,” he said.

Mr Banda said the old, children and expectant mothers were most affected by the hunger situation in many surrounding villages.

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