The 2018 Global Parliamentary Summit Against Hunger and Malnutrition has ended in Madrid, Spain with calls for legislators as the second arm of the government to  foster and strengthen the necessary political will to ensure zero hunger by 2030.

The 200 lawmakers from 80 different countries, including Zimbabwe, who attended the summit, have declared to work together towards eradicating hunger.

Speaking in a telephone interview at the end of the summit, Chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Climate, Water and Rural Resettlement, Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena called on legislators to work together with the government in order to advance the sustainable development goal of zero hunger in the world.

“Government must pay particular attention to the provision of adequate budgetary allocations to achieve zero hunger,” said Cde Wadyajena.

Zimbabwe was represented by a delegation comprising members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Climate, Water and Rural Resettlement, led by Cde Wadyajena.