- Zambia's vice president, Inonge Wina, has called for a shift from maize consumption in African countries
- Information available shows that sub-Saharan African countries consume about 20% of the world's maize
- Her suggestion has not gone down well with social media users who have reacted to it
The vice president of Zambia, Inonge Wina, has called for a change in eating habits in Africa.
She explained that the switch to more nutritious foods is one of the low-cost and effective ways of addressing stunted growth and malnutrition in Zambia.
According to her, there is an urgent need for a focus on more nutritious African foods. YEN.com.gh understands that maize meals are very popular across southern and eastern Africa.
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Per a report by BBC News Africa, sub-Saharan Africa consumes 21% of the maize produced in the world.
Wina’s suggestion comes at a time when some African countries are reportedly dealing with food shortages and poor rainfall.
Some social media users have taken her to the cleaners for her comment:
Chanda argued that she is wrong.
To Kasankwa, the Zambian government has simply failed.
Zimba added that Wina's argument lacks a vital component.
Lucky said he cannot go through a week without eating pap.
To Lumayi, Wina's argument is flawed.
Kamanga, however, agreed with Wina, saying she is right.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has a video of a teacher who used a unique method to teach fractions in Mathematics to his students.
In the video, the teacher, who is yet to be identified, carried the schoolboy on his shoulders.
He explained that with proper fractions, the smaller number is placed on top of the larger one, hence the child on his shoulders.
With improper fractions, he asked the schoolboy to carry him, a decision that stimulated laughter from the rest of the class.
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