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Power deficit, hunger water crisis looming, Parley hears


SHOULD the dry spell which some parts of the country was experiencing continue, there may be load shedding, hunger and water crisis, Mr Collins Nzovu the Minister of Green Economy and Environment has warned.

Giving a ministerial statement in Parliament yesterday, Mr Nzovu said the country had experienced adverse climatic changes as a result of the El Nino which would impact negatively on food, water and electricity.

“The El Nino has persisted. This weather pattern poses risks to various sectors of our economy. We are working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and DMMU. The reduced rain will impact negatively on maize production.

The lower river sources for both domestic and irrigation. Power generation will reduce and there may be increased load shedding unless the situation improves,” Mr Nzovu said.

He said pasture for animals would also be affected as well as bio-diversity and eco-system services and conservation of natural resources.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


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