Poverty in Northwestern province, the land of gold.
I am disappointed by the above Comment. When you talk of poverty it’s not about not having food only. It’s about the general welfare of a person or a household. When you look at those people, do you see hope in them? You talk about cooking in big pots instead of small pots. That very shallow thinking. We are talking about poverty here. When you are poor where would you get money to buy multiple pots? You say this could be anywhere in Africa. Really have ever heard of any other country in Africa where they speak Luvale? Please put your head together.
Iam also very disappointed by your lack of analysis. I was specifically analysing the contents of the video that was posted about the perceived poverty levels in Kasempa. Do not mix issues. I you wants to argue, you should argue based on the video. This is what I was disputing. I still insist that this was very poor, irresponsible and shallow journalism and stage managed to portray a planned outcome and try to sway the minds of the readers.
That’s true Mr Charles someone must answer questions here
How can one help even in a small way, than just talking, we have seen and heard now what next, we contribute towards who? Not politicians
This story about poverty levels in Kasempa makes very sad reading. This is because the reporter who shot this video clip and Zambian Watchdog are practicing very irresponsible journalism. Iam a concerned citizen who loves our country but when you start alarming the nation you are playing a dangerous game. I am sad that you can decide to shamelessly use small children to portray a situation like this. 1. Looking at the big size of the pots used to cook the nshima tells me that the parents do have enough food, otherwise they would have used small pots. 2. The children appear healthy, fat and well fed, meaning that they eat well, are not starving and there is enough food. 3. When you look at the vegetation, it is green and the ground was wet. This means this this is not a current situation. This is an old video taken sometime back, yet you are reporting it now as if it happened yesterday. This is being irresponsible. There is no sign that this was a village in Kasempa. It could be anywhere in Africa and not necessarily Zambia. 4. That flag at a so called school is a total lie. If it was a genuine government school you could have shown the name of the school and if you were a responsible journalist you would have talked to the head teacher to find out why he is also irresponsible. 5. The boy with torn shorts is also just a set up. In villages children at that age will not be playing alone, but in groups. This is also not recent but taken during rainy season. This is very disappointing journalism.
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