Government releases K2 million for floods victims

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The government has released K2 million towards mitigating the effects of floods and hunger in affected areas across the country.

Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit-DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe disclosed this during a courtesy call on Western province Permanent Secretary, Daniel Bukali in Mongu today.

Kabwe said the government has further released 3,200 bags of mealie meal and 600 bags of beans for the affected communities in Western province.

He said the areas to receive include Lukulu, Mitete, Nalolo, Mongu, Kaoma and Sikongo districts.

He thanked the people of Western province for the patience and confidence in the ability of government to provide for them.

He said government will do everything possible to support affected families in the province even as the country is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apparently Western Province Permanent Secretary Daniel Bukali thanked government for the quick response to the people of Western Province.

Bukali said the west bank of the province is the most hit and needs quick intervention which the DMMU has always provided.

He however, urged the DMMU to increase the food relief allocation as the people affected in the province are too many.

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