Na Ezekiel Mtonyole – Dodoma.
Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais Tawala za Mkoa na Serikali za Mitaa TAMISEMI Mhe. Selemani Jafo amewataka wakurugenzi wa Halmashauri tano (5) ambazo hazikufanya vizuri katika utekelezaji wa mkataba wa lishe kujieleza kwa Katibu Mkuu TAMISEMI ni kwanini hawakufikia malengo.
Waziri Jafo ametoa maagizo hayo Jijini Dodoma wakati wa Mkutano wa tathmini ya nne mkataba wa lishe kwa mwaka wa fedha 2019 hadi 2020 ambapo amesema katika mkutano uliopita halmashauri therathini na tano (35) hazikufanya vizuri katika kutekeleza agizo la Makamu wa Rais Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan na kuagiza wakatekeleze.
Ambapo licha ya maagizo hayo bado halmashauri tano (5) hazikutekeleza kikamilifu tena halmashauri hizo ni Chato, Bukoba, Misenye, Masasi na Bihalamuro hazikutekeleza na kufikia malengo yaliyowekwa.
“Mkajieleze kwa katibu Mkuu TAMISEMI ni kwanini hamkutekekeza mikataba ya hafua za lishe nimetaja halmashauri tano lakini hii ya Bihalamuro najua Mkurugenzi wake alibadilishwa huyu aliyepo akajieleze mikakati yake” amesema Waziri Jafo.
Licha ya kupongeza mikoa yote kwa kufanya vizuri lakini amesema kuna mikoa ya Kilimanjaro na Tabora haikufanya vizuri sana huku akiutaka Mkoa wa Rukwa kuongeza kasi kwani utekelezaji wake wa hafua za lishe haujafanya vizuri.
“Mkoa wa Rukwa licha ya kuwa katika Mikoa mitatu inayozalisha kwa wingi chakula lakini bado haijafanya vizuri katika kutekeleza mkataba wa hafua za lishe” amesema.
Aidha amesema bajeti ya lishe imekuwa ikiongezeka kadri siku zinavyoenda ambapo kwa 2018 hadi 2019 ilikuwa bilioni 15 lakini kwa sasa imepanda hadi kufikia 16.5 na utekelezaji kiasilimia umeongezeka kutoka asilimia 22 hadi kufikia asilimia 52.
Aidha amebainisha kuwa katika kuhamasisha jamii kuzingatia lishe bora wameanzisha siku ya lishe kitaifa ambapo itakuwa ikiadhimishwa kila tarehe 7 mwezi wa 8 kila mwaka pia kuanzisha mpango wa kugawa vyeti kwa halmashauri zinazofanya vizuri.
Amesema lishe bora ni muhimu hasa katika kipindi hiki ambapo tumeingia katika uchumi wa kati ili tujenge kizazi ambacho kitakuwa na afya bora na uwezo wa kufanya kazi kwa bidii.
Ametaja mikoa ambayo imefanya vizuri kuwa ni pamoja Kigoma iliyoshika nafasi ya kwanza, wa pili ni Arusha na watatu ni Mbeya, huku halmashauri zilizofanya vizuri ni Simanjiro, Iramba, Geita TC na Njombe DC.
Awali, Mkurugenzi wa Afya, Ustawi wa Jamii na Lishe wa Ofisi hiyo, Dkt. Ntuli Kapologwe amesema malengo ya mkutano huo kuweka mikakati ili kuchunguza vikwazo vya lishe kwenye mikoa isiyofanya vizuri licha ya kuwa na uzalishaji mzuri wa chakula.
Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 22 January 2021
Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here.
Severe Weather Alerts
- Yellow level 2: For severe thunderstorms with heavy downpours, gusty winds, hail and excessive lightning resulting in localized damages to settlements formal/informal, vehicles and a short-term disruption to power over eastern interior of the Eastern Cape.
FIRE DANGER WARNINGS:
- Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the western and central interior of the Western Cape and southern parts of Namakwa District of the Northern Cape.
- Extremely hot conditions are expected over Khai-Ma in the Norther Cape, Central Karoo District as well as Langeberg Municipality in the Western Cape tomorrow.
- A heat wave with persistently high temperatures is expected over the Matzikama Municipality and the southern parts of Namakwa Districts in the Northern Cape until tomorrow but over the central and the eastern interior of the Western Cape Province, and western and northern interior of the Eastern Cape until Saturday (21-23/01/2021).
Temperature: Partly cloudy and hot.
The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Moderate.
Temperature: Morning fog patches over the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and warm.
Temperature: Partly cloudy and warm to hot.
Temperature: Fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy with isolated showers and thundershowers, except in the north east.
Temperature: Fine in the east at first, otherwise partly cloudy and warm to hot with isolated showers and thundershowers, except in the extreme east.
Temperature: Partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated showers and thundershowers in the central and eastern parts. It will be extremely hot in the south
Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh southerly to south-westerly.
Temperature: Cloudy with morning fog along the south coast at first, otherwise fine and warm along the coastal areas, but hot to very hot over the western interior and extremely hot over the central and eastern interior.
Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate easterly along the south coast in the morning, otherwise fresh to strong south-easterly.
The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High.
The Western half – Temperature: Cloudy and warm with morning fog in places in the south, otherwise partly cloudy and hot to very hot with isolated thunderstorms over the north east.
The Western Half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be Moderate to fresh south easterly, reaching strong east of Port Elizabeth in the afternoon.
The Eastern half – Temperature: Cloudy and warm with morning fog south of the escarpment, otherwise partly cloudy and hot with isolated thunderstorms over the interior from the afternoon.
The Eastern half – Wind: The wind along the coast will be moderate to fresh north easterly, reaching strong in the evening.
Temperature: Morning fog over the interior, otherwise partly cloudy and warm, but hot in places in the north. Afternoon isolated showers and thundershowers are expected in the south western parts.
Wind: The wind along the coast will be Moderate northerly to north-easterly in the morning, becoming fresh.
The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Extreme.
UN: 43% of Yemen families reduce daily meals due to economic volatility
“Economic volatility & conflict means that many in Yemen regularly reduce the frequency or size of their meals or parents eat less so they can feed their children,” the WFP posted on Twitter.
Experts have said in recent months that Yemeni citizens’ purchasing power had declined due to a collapse of the national currency, with more than 900 riyals against the US dollar, reaching its peak last November.
Impoverished Yemen has been mired in a conflict since the Houthis ousted the government from power in the capital city of Sanaa in late 2014. The conflict escalated in March 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition intervened, backing the Yemeni government.
The UN has said that the war has led to the worst humanitarian crisis globally, leaving 80 per cent of the population dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, and more than 100,000 dead.
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