PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday saluted Zambian President Michael Sata for his timely intervention when he offered to sell Zimbabwe 150 000 metric tonnes of maize and described him as a “grand man”.
REPORT BY WONAI MASVINGISE
Speaking at the launch of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy in Harare, Mugabe described this year’s drought as the worst in living memory.
“We are afflicted by the worst drought in living memory. Most of our provinces were drought-stricken. Farmers are all in tears in those areas because there is no food for the farmers themselves and no cash crop to rely on,” Mugabe said.
Giving a solidarity message at the launch, Unicef country representative Gianfranco Rotigliano said a shocking one-third of all preschoolchildren in Zimbabwe suffered from stunted growth due to malnourishment.
The policy document is aimed at promoting food and nutrition security for all Zimbabweans, particularly among the most vulnerable citizens.
Vice President Joice Mujuru also attended the policy launch.