DMMU donates 11, 0000 relief food to Luangwa

Disaster  Management  and Mitigation Unit (DMMU), has  donated 2000 bags of rice and 9000 bags of meal-meal  to  Luangwa  district .

Zanis reports that Luangwa district Commissioner, Luke Chikani   who is also the chairperson of the DMMU, flagged off  the  distribution  of  the  consignment at  a maize shed in Kakaro area in the district.

 Mr. Chikani   expressed   government’s commitment  to safeguard  the livelihood of its people and to  ensure that no one  dies of hunger in the district.

“ This   government  is committed to uplift the livelihood of its citizenry ,” he noted.

The District Commissioner listed the beneficiaries  as the aged, the chronically ill , female and child headed households ,  the disabled and other vulnerable  people  in the district.

Mr. Chikani said the consignment will also help to reduce the hunger situation in the communities as most of their crops were lost through the flash floods, dry spell and the human- animal- conflict in the district.

Representing the beneficiaries, Magulata Tembo  thanked the republican president  for taking  care of the Zambians especially the aged.

In a related development, the District Commissioner revealed that  600 farmers in the district  will benefit from the Farmer Input  Support  Program( FISP) .

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He added that the district has received  600 by 50 kilograms bags of urea and 600 by five kilogram bags of cereal as Farmer Input Support Programme ( FISP) .

The district is yet to receive another 600 x 50kg consignment of D compound fertilizer he said