Corruption Behind The Hunger In Zimbabwe – EU

The European Union has said corruption is the leading cause of the food crisis currently gripping Zimbabwe Newsday reports. The food crisis has left over 7.7 million people in need of food aid.

Addressing journalists in Harare EU Ambassador Timo Olkkonen said mismanagement of the agricultural sector was partly to blame for the hunger in the country. Said the diplomat:

Obviously there is this link to the climate change phenomena and the drought that has been induced in southern Africa, but it has been shown also very clearly in the report by the UN rapporteur on the right to food that the situation that makes food insecurity such a grave issue in Zimbabwe is the mismanagement of the agricultural sector in recent years.

Mr Olkkonen’s remarks coincide with reports that command agriculture received 3 Billion dollars in 2 years but has very little to nothing to show for it. 

More: Newsday

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