Saturday, September 10, 2005

three weeks of food left

Nyanga - Zimbabwe is left with only three weeks supply of food, Ministry of Agriculture permanent secretary Simon Pazvakavambwa disclosed on Thursday...
Harare, which initially denied Zimbabwe faced food shortages, has refused to formally appeal for help from the World Food Programme (WFP), although President Robert Mugabe last June assured WFP boss James Morris that his government would accept help from the United Nations food relief agency. Mugabe’s cash-strapped government has insisted it has enough resources to ensure none of the estimated four million Zimbabweans or a third of the country’s total 12 million people in need of food aid starved. WFP officials say without a formal appeal for assistance by Harare, it is difficult to mobilise adequate aid for Zimbabwe.....

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