Home Zambia News Over 1 500 households displaced in Mpulungu as floods wreak havoc

Over 1 500 households displaced in Mpulungu as floods wreak havoc


About One Thousand 500 households in Mpulungu District have been affected by flooding following a rise in water levels in Lake Tanganyika.

The flooding has left infrastructure such as houses, places of worship, business entities and a school submerged in water.

And Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe says government will immediately commence the provision of aid to the affected households.

Mr. Kabwe has since directed the DMMU Regional Coordinator to ensure that affected families receive food and chlorine to avoid an outbreak of water borne diseases.

Speaking when he and Northern Province Permanent Secretary Royd Chakaba conducted an assessment tour, Mr. KABWE also cautioned people against politicizing relief given to people affected by natural calamities.

Mr. Kabwe said government through DMMU is mandated to provide aid to victims of eventualities like floods and drought regardless of the political season.

He added that his office will provide a speed boat to the district to ease the movement of people and goods in flooded areas.

And Mr. Chakaba thanked DMMU for the prompt response to the flooding situation in Mpulungu.

Meanwhile, Mpulungu District Commissioner Dennis Sikazwe said people from thirty-six villages have been affected by the flooding and are in need of help.

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