GOVERNMENT has come to the aid of the 46 families of Kamusongolwa area in Kasempa district of North Western province whose houses collapsed after a hailstorm in November last year.
Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has bought 160 iron sheets, 216 x 50 kilogramme bags of white maize from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), Kapenta, beans and cooking oil for the victims valued at K24, 500.
North-Western Province permanent secretary Emphraim Mateyo presented the items to the victims.
Mr Mateyo said the Patriotic Front (PF) government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu loved all the people irrespective of where they lived and decided to assist the families in Kamusongolwa who were affected by the disaster which destroyed and damaged their homes.
‘’President Edgar Lungu loves you people of Kasempa and that is the reason why his government has decided to buy you the items that I am presenting to you today, Mr Mateyo said. And DMMU regional coordinator Peter Kabaso urged people to be resilient when affected by disasters.
“From the national office we received K24, 500 and that is the amount that has been spent to purchase the items being distributed to the people today,” Mr Kabaso said.
And a 73 year female victim Priscilla Samanenga, thanked the government for the gesture.
“We are really grateful to the government because we have been suffering a lot but with this help we are getting we are very grateful,” Mrs Samenenga said.
Another victim Adamson Mulevu said people in the area were happy with the government for the support being given to the families who were affected by the disaster.
“We are thanking the government of President Lungu for coming to help us,” Mr Mulevu said.