The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit-DMMU wishes to clarify a statement circulating in the media that the Unit procured 4.2 million face masks at a cost of K76million.
Following the Presidential directive to provide face masks to examination classes, DMMU procured 4.2million face masks at K10 each, bringing the total to K42million.
Out of the total cost, DMMU has since paid K27. 7million to suppliers as of today, Wednesday 9th September 2020, bringing the balance to K14. 3million.
Institutions and companies that supplied through the Provincial Disaster Management Committees in Eastern, Luapula, Northern, Muchinga, Lusaka and Western Provinces have all been paid in full, while Central, North-Western, Copperbelt, Southern and two Youth Cooperatives will also be paid by the end of September.
DMMU is therefore appealing to the suppliers that have not yet been paid to remain calm and patient as they will soon receive their dues.
DMMU Senior Communications Officer
Wednesday, 9th September, 2020