Govt pledges support to Chitukuko victims

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Govt pledges support to Chitukuko victims

Lusaka, Jan 1, 2015, ZANIS–Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Wamunyima Muwana has assured the 100 residents of Julius Chitukuko area in Chilanga district whose houses collapsed due to heavy rain that government will come to their aid.

Mr. Muwana visited the victims whose houses collapsed due to the heavy rains.

He said government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit DMMU will provide tents and other logistics to the affected residents.

Mr. Muwana said government will do everything possible to ensure that the affected victims were taken care of.

He said the structures where not built on a strong foundation leading to the collapsing of the 100 houses.

Area councillor Mulenga Chiti said government was aware of the 100 houses
which collapsed in the area.

He said logistics were being put in place to help the affected residents.

One of the affected victims Tilumbe Daka thanked government for the quick intervention.

She said government should continue looking into the plight of the less privileged.