North Western province permanent Secretary EPHRAIM MATEYO says the province has received the Africa army worms chemicals and has since distributed to all the districts on standby for any possible outbreak.
MR.MATEYO explained that no army worms has been reported in the province as of yesterday except for suspected stalk borers in some selected districts.
The permanent Secretary confirmed the development to NAIS at his office in Solwezi yesterday.
He said that the Government through the ministry of Agriculture has dispatched the team of experts in the affected districts to ascertain the reports his office is receiving of suspected stalk borers and any army worms affecting the maize growth in the province.
And Farmers have thanked government for quick response in providing the army worms chemicals in the province.