Nchelenge receives relief food

The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has released 4,000 by 50kilograms bags of relief maize to Nchelenge District. 

Nchelenhe District Administrative Officer, Katele Lengwe says the relief maize is meant for vulnerable households and people who lost their food due to heavy rains.

ZANIS reports that Mr Lengwe disclosed this during a District Disaster Management Committee in Nchelenge.

He further said 10 percent of the relief maize will be given to vulnerable people through the food for work programme.

“The Food Reserve Agency has released maize of upto 4000 kilograms and this maize is relief maize meant for venerable households and people who lost their maize due to floods while others had their cassava rotten which left a number of families without food,” he said.

Mr Lengwe added that World Vision has been selected to be the sole distributor of the maize to the beneficiaries.

“Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit and World Vision have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be the sole distributor of the maize, and of the total maize, 10 percent will be food for work,” he said.

Mr Lengwe has since called for close monitoring of the distribution exercise by committee members to ensure that the right people benefit.

“People here have a tendency of selling things when given, lets ensure we monitor the exercise so that the right people benefit,” he said.

Nchelenge has had a number of disasters that have left many families in need of relief food.