Floods displace Chief Kambombo


CHIEF Kambombo of the Senga-speaking people in Chama District in Muchinga Province has been displaced by floods in his area after heavy rains.
The traditional leader and his family have sought shelter at Kambombo local court in the district.
Senga Cultural Association (SCA) spokesperson Yotamu Mtayachalo confirmed this in an interview yesterday.
Mr Mtayachalo said other families in the chiefdom were also displaced by the floods early this week.
He said the floods destroyed crops and property worth thousands of Kwacha in the area.
“The chief and his family have sought shelter at the local court. He has no alternative accommodation, so as SCA, we are concerned over the floods that have left havoc in the area,” he said.
Mr Mtayachalo said Chama District Commissioner Japhet Lombe was in the area on Thursday this week to study the situation and see what could be done to help the chief and his affected subjects.
He appealed to the Government, through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, to move in and provide temporary shelter and food for the chief and his subjects.
Efforts to get a comment from Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice-President Davies Mwango proved futile as his phone went unanswered.