Government, through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has released 200 metric tons of relief maize to Luanshya district in response to the hunger situation in the district.
This came to light when Minister in the Office of the Vice President, Sylvia Chalikosa flagged off the relief distribution exercise today (Thursday).
Ms. Chalikosa said Government was aware of the hunger situation in the country as a result of the dry spells which were experienced in most parts of the country, and would ensure relief is distributed to all the affected areas.
She added that His Excellency, the President of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu does not want to see anyone dying of hunger and hence directed the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to ensure that no one is left behind regardless of their political affiliation.
DMMU has since continued the distribution of additional relief to the areas that experienced dry spells in all parts of the country.
Meanwhile, acting Luanshya District Commissioner, Deoden Lupasha has thanked the government for quickly coming to the aid of the people. Mr. Lupasha added that the relief had come at the right time.
Ms. Chalikosa however appealed to the community of Luanshya to ensure they compliment government effort by ensuring that all drainages were unblocked, instead of waiting for DMMU to respond to such. She added that everyone should participate in keeping Zambia clean and healthy, as demonstrated by His Excellency the President.
Ms. Chalikosa, in the company of DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe, are on the Copperbelt to check on the hunger situation and inspect various infrastructure damage in Ndola, Kitwe, Luanshya and Lufwanyama districts.
DMMU Communications Officer
4th April 2019