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Written by on November 24, 2021

The Civil Society Organisation Scaling Up Nutrition (CSO-SUN) Alliance has observed that the rainy season will be very harsh as witnessed from the rainfall that the country has experienced in the past few weeks.

CSO-SUN Alliance Country Coordinator Mathews Mhuru points out that a lot of property both public and private as well as infrastructure have been damaged by the rains so early in the season which indicates that the damage will only worsen as the rains intensify.

Mr. Mhuru states that the heavy rains could lead to floods and Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has to step in to ensure that vulnerable communities especially those in rural areas which are flood prone are protected in order to protect the country’s food security.

And Mr. Mhuru has warned that failure to come up with measures to minimise the damage that will come as a result of  the rains, it will lead to disasters and that, it will be a serious drain on the country’s finances and resources hence the need for supplementary budgets to deal with the looming crisis.

By Monica Aba Baidoo

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