Govt assures disaster victims of assistance

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-Government has assured its citizens that have fallen victims of natural calamities to be patient as it was working round the clock to assist them with food and other necessary materials.


Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President, Davies Mwango, says government is aware of perennial areas in the country that are prone to floods and thunderstorms.


Mr Mwango says his office is awaiting a comprehensive report from the Disaster Management Committees where rains have struck and caused damage.


The Deputy Minister said this in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.


Meanwhile, Mr Mwango has disclosed that the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under his office has sent 20 tents to five families that were left homeless at Kapila village in Chibombo district in Central province.


The down pour blew off the roofs of houses and destroyed property worth thousands of Kwacha.


Mr Mwango also presented and donated foodstuffs to the affected victims when he visited and inspected the village early this year.

Chibombo is one of the affected districts in the country where the State is has been approached for food relief because of the heavy rains being experienced within a short period of time.