Floods destroy crops in Zambezi

Various crops an the west bank of Zambezi district have been destroyed due to floods experienced in the area, Zambezi district commissioner Lawrence Kayumba has disclosed.

Mr Kayumba said in an interview that most of the farms in the district were flooded, resulting in the destruction of crops such as rice, maize and cassava.

‘’Most of the farms are flooded because of heavy rains the district has been experiencing and also the waters that come from Angola,” Mr Kayumba said.

He said he was expectant that the office of the Vice President Inonge Wina through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit will assist the affected families as his office was putting up a written report through the Ministry of Agriculture.

“The report is being compiled and it is our hope that the office of the Vice President will come to the aid of the affected families,” he said.

Mr Kayumba revealed that people living near the Zambezi banks were being terrorised by crocodiles from the Zambezi River.

He said since February this year seven women have been attacked by the reptiles.

Mr Kayumba called on relevant authorities to come in and avert the situation.

“People are now living in fear because of the crocodile attacks. So far, about seven women have been attacked. So it is my humble appeal to the relevant authorities to come quickly and avert the situation,” he said.

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