CATHOLIC BISHOPS RAISE ABOUT $25, 000 TOWARDS RELIEF FOOD IN HUNGER STRICKEN AREAS
By Chileshe Mwango
Caritas Zambia through the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops –ZCCB- has so far raised about $25, 000 towards the $9million meant for relief food to areas hit by drought and floods during the 2018/2019 farming season.
In June this year, ZCCB launched a campaign to raise funds for relief food in drought hit areas of Zambia fearing that if Zambia’s hunger situation is not addressed, people in affected areas could starve to death.
Caritas Zambia Programmes Officer Musamba Mubanga tells phoenix news in an interview that the campaign has received overwhelming response from well-wishers with some donating money and non-food items.
Meanwhile, Ms. Mubanga has expressed skepticism as to whether the 12kg bag of mealie meal government is giving to affected areas as relief food is adequate to cushion the hunger situation being experienced in affected areas.