Government has launched the spraying of the African Migratory Locusts in Sesheke.
Speaking during the launch of the spraying programme in Sesheke District in Western Province, Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo assured farmers that government is taking necessary measures to ensure that the outbreak of African Migratory Locusts is controlled.
Mr Katambo said the President is concerned about the situation that poses a serious threat on both household and national food security, hence his directive to ensure that more support is provided for the fight against the Locusts.
He said government will provide additional support to the International Red Locust Control Organisation for spraying programme to be effective.
And Minister in the office of the vice President Olipa Phiri said her office, through Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) will establish a call centre to enable farmers to report any occurrences regarding the African Migratory Locusts.
Meanwhile Western Province Minister Richard Kapita said the launch of the spraying programme has given hope to farmers that the Locusts will be eradicated.
And Induna Inymawina, Mwangelwa Akapelwa said traditional leadership in Western Province is ready for action and that the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) will work with government and provide full support to the spraying programme.