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Disaster victims shot in the arm

Mayor Chalamanda, his deputy Ndipo and Cllr Mzimu help one of the beneficiaries to carry her bag of maize while other officials look on: Photo by Anthony Kasunda

Namiyango disaster victims were on Tuesday all smiles following a donation of relief items from the department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA).


Deputy Mayor Wild Ndipo presented the items which included maize, beans, sugar, salt and plastic paper to at least 78 families affected by the storm that hit the City a month ago.

“As the City fathers, it is our responsible to make sure that our residents are safe and we make sure that whenever there is a problem, we find a way to solve the problem,’ said Ndipo in the company of the Mayor Councillr Noel Chalamanda.

Ndipo gave credit to government for quickly responding to the request from the Council after the disaster had affected the families in Namiyango Ward.

Zione Chibwana, one of the beneficiaries expressed her gratitude over the donation.

“The donation has been made at the right time since we were finding it hard as our houses and crops were destroyed,” said Zione.

At least 75 bags of Maize, eight bags of beans, eight bales of plastic papers, 75 packets of sugar and two bails of salt were donated.

Ward Councillor, Raphael Mzimu, appealed for more assistance from well wishers saying the families lost property as well as crops in their gardes.