The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit DMMU has urged the United Party for National Development UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to stop lying that he was blocked from donating 25,000 bags of mealie meal to vulnerable communities.
DMMU Communications Officer Racheal Chama says that at no time did the UPND leader engage DMMU, which is mandated to coordinate the relief provision and distribution in the country, over his desire to make the donation.
Ms. Chama has extended a call to all well meaning Zambians who wish to compliment governments efforts in providing relief, to do so through the Office.
She said that to that effect, DMMU has since been receiving donations from different stakeholders and individuals with the aim of mitigating the food insecurity being experienced in parts of the country.
Meanwhile, Ms. Chama has disclosed that DMMU since February this year distributed 37,435 metric tons of maize, mealie meal and maize bran, benefitting a total of 1, 677,000 identified vulnerable households across the country.