DMMU flags off food distribution in Zimba District

Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) of Zambia has distributed 182 metric tons of relief food to beneficiaries in the Zimba District

DMMU Flags off food distribution in Zimba District, Image: facebook
DMMU Flags off food distribution in Zimba District, Image: facebook

Zambia: Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) of Zambia has distributed 182 metric tons of relief food to beneficiaries in the Zimba District. The DMMU has been playing a crucial role in the disaster management of the nation.

The district was affected by severe drought due to which the people had been struggling with the shortage of food in many communities. The organization has claimed that all 12 wards of the district are struggling with the affects of the drought and food crisis.

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The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) distributed white maize to the affected households in the district. The members of the organization announced that the white maize, meant for distribution arrived at the center on wednesday

Each ward will receive 303 x 50 kgs of the white maize allotted for relief purposes. These wards are listed as follows:

Chalimongela

Chidi

Chuundwe

Luyaba

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Magoda

Mulamfu

Mbwiko

Mafumba

Other wards in the district  are Kanyanga, Simafumba, Simwatachela and Zimba.

District Commissioner Robson Mulamfu has shared the details of the distribution exercise. According to the DMMU, The  district commissioner officially flagged off the distribution of food relief.

The distribution exercise was held at Chuundwe’s Primary School on Friday. During the initiative, the district administration  assured the people that no one will die of hunger.

The government is following interventions such as relief food provision by government.

The District Commissioner further explained that following the declaration of national disaster early March this year President Hakainde Hichilema said the government will provide food to all the affected people in the district and country as a whole.

Meanwhile, Chuundwe Ward Councilor Michelo Simweemba who witnessed the food distribution, thanked the government for providing food to the hunger stricken people.

The civic leader however, warned the beneficiaries against selling the food as doing so frustrates the government’s agenda of alleviating hunger.

“Sell the maize at your own peril because the law will follow you and send you to prison,” Simweemba said.