Government, through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has began the transportation of relief items to Malawi and Zimbabwe that were affected by cyclone Idai last month.
This is in light of the call made by the Republican President, His Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, to offer humanitarian support to our sister countries.
The items which are from the government and other well wishers, which include cooperate institutions, Churches and individuals, are worth approximately K7 million.
The items include mealie meal, medical supplies, second hand clothes, dignity kits, kitchen sets, mattresses, hand sanitisers, disinfectants and cash among other things.
The relief items destined for Malawi will be officially handed over to the Government on Thursday by the Minister in the Office of the Vice President, Honourable Sylvia Chalikosa accompanied by DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe and other DMMU Officers, while the relief items for Zimbabwe will be officially handed over by Zambia’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmanuel Chenda in the company of DMMU Director for Disaster Risk Reduction Anderson Banda today (Wednesday).
Government wishes to convey its gratitude to all who have come on board to support the noble cause and appeal to other well wishers to still come forward as the exercise is still on going.
Racheal Mupanga Chama
DMMU Communications Officer