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The Office of the Vice President (OVP) is a constitutional office established under Article of the Constitution of Zambia Act No. 1 of 2016 which states that: “There shall be a Vice President of the Republic of Zambia. ”The Statutory functions of the Office of the Vice President are derived from the Government Gazette Notice Number 6526 of November, 2016.
The 2017 Food Security and Livelihood Assessment was undertaken and translated into the 2017/18 Response and Recovery Action Plan whose implementation commenced in September 2017 and ended in March, 2018.
Following this Response and Recovery Action Plan and in line with government Gender Agenda, DMMU with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) distributed 2000 dignity kits (sanitary pads and toiletries) to the affected communities during the period under review. These were distributed to communities in Central, Eastern, Lusaka, Muchinga, Southern, North-Western and Western Provinces.
- The Unit listed and Screened 1,933 traders that were operating at City Market. Out of this number 832 were affected and 225 had their shops looted while 876 were not affected neither by the inferno nor looting.
- Following this, DMMU has been coordinating the recovery and reconstruction of two markets through the Build Back Better Project. This is being done in conjunction with cooperating partners such as Zambia Army and Zambia National Service.
- The first market under construction is the Lumumba Market along Simon Mwewa Lane which has 4 shades. For the first three shades, the steel cages for the foundation have been completed and currently the shattering and pouring of concrete for the foundation and pillars is taking place. For the fourth shade, rock blasting and steel cage preparation are currently being undertaken.
- The second market is the Soweto annex where the Platform is ready for construction of the super structure and awaiting funding for the project.
Following the retrenchment of miners and the directive that the retrenched miners be resettled, DMMU constituted a multi-sectoral committee to fast-track the resettlement of ex-miners.
Only, 4,313 applied for land. Out of this number, 4.088 names have been submitted to Ministry of Lands to facilitate preparation of offer letters after knocking off those that benefitted from residential plots
During the period under review, DMMU working in collaboration with other line ministries such as Ministry of Lands, Ministry Agriculture and Department of Resettlement completed the demarcation of 1,780 plots. Out of this number, 1,691 plots are meant for Ex-miners, 78 plots are for those already settled there and 11 plots are for service centres.
6.1.4 The DMMU has developed the Disaster Risk Management Framework which is meant to operationalise the Sendai Framework