Zambia : Lungu tells Commonwealth that effects of climate change need urgent attention

President Edgar Lungu enjoying a light moment with Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland during the opening of the Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone. Photo : Lusaka Times

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – While speaking today at State House to the Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland, Zambian President Edgar Lungu said the effects of climate change need urgent attention as they have distressing effects on food security.

The president pointed out that the Southern Province has been affected by the insufficient rainfall while Northern Province has received excessive rainfall in the 2018/2019 farming season.

“The devastating effects of the cyclone Idai on Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique should be a wakeup call to all countries, on the need to address climate change,” said Lungu.

“Counties in Africa and around the World should work together, and find the lasting solution to climate change effects, especially on food security.”

According to Lusaka Times, Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland hailed Lungu for giving an elaborate speech when he addressed the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone early this week.

“Commonwealth is open to join hands with countries in finding a permanent solution to the effects of climate change. There is need for a climate fund that will complement the green climate fund that can greatly helped countries in need.”

The Commonwealth Secretary General also commended government for the promotion of girl child education at all levels in the country.

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