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531 households in Chiradzulu receive relief items

Written by  Linda Likomwa
Some of the beneficiaries showing their relief items. Some of the beneficiaries showing their relief items. Pic by Linda Likomwa

 

Chiradzulu, December 6, Mana: 531 households in Chiradzulu Tuesday benefited from relief items donated by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA).

The recipients are those whose houses were destroyed by the storm in October 2017 in areas of Traditional Authority Nkalo, and Sub-Traditional Authorities Mpunga and Onga in the district.

The distributed items included pails, plates, cups and plastic sheets to enable them build temporary shelters.

District Desk Officer for disaster in Chiradzulu, Patrick Robert, commended DoDMA for responding to the situation swiftly, saying this would lessen effects of the storm on the victims. 

“As a council, we are particularly happy that DoDMA came in with the assistance quickly,” said Robert adding that the items provided were those urgently needed.

In his remarks, Senior Chief Nkalo commended government for the assistance, saying that was a clear demonstration that government is committed to uplift the living standards of its people.

Chief Nkalo, however, warned his subjects against selling some of the items, saying that would be a sign of ungratefulness.

One of the beneficiaries, Daina Bandawe, 70, who lost kitchen utensils and a roof of a house, also thanked government for the assistance.

Apart from destroying households, the storm also blew off roofs of Masenjere Primary School and Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the district.
 

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