By Aamon Butao
Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) says the absence of the Food and Nutrition Bill is infringing on people’s right to food and children are the biggest losers.
The remarks have been made by CISANET Programs Officer, Maziko Nkhulembe, as the country still waits for the tabling and ratification of the Bill.
Over the years, several organizations have been advocating in vain for the Bill.
Speaking to Timveni, Nkhulembe said due to the absence of the Food and Nutrition Law, government is not being held accountable on its mandate of ensuring that all citizens are enjoying their right to food.
He said some people’s right to food is oppressed due to lack of food, but government cannot be taken to task since there is no law.
Malnutrition levels and nutrition-related diseases are also on the rise in the country.
Nkhulembe finally advised government to honour its promise of making sure that the country has the law in place by December this year.