Kalabo DDMC on high disaster alert

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The District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) in Kalabo has responded quickly to floods in the area by putting in place measures that would mitigate the impact of disasters.

Measures that have been put in place include telling residents to be drinking chlorinated or boiled water and covering pit latrines that were reported to be over flooded due to torrential rains.

The measures were devised after an emergency extraordinary DDMC meeting that took place in Kalabo last week and chaired by Kalabo District Commissioner Ireen Mate.

Other measures are clearing and deepening of drainages to allow the quick flow of rain water to reduce on flooding in the compounds and the repairing of temporal footbridges.

And the DDMC in Kalabo resolved that Kankolola and Sibanda bridges should be properly rehabilitated after the rain season.

The two bridges, which were constructed under the Rural Accessibility and Mobility Programme (RAMP), were severely damaged by water.