Works and Supply Minister, Kapembwa Simbao, has disclosed that Government is scouting for K12 billion towards assisting flood victims in various parts of the country.

Speaking in a telephone interview, Mr. Simbao told Zambia News and Information
Service that the flood situation in the country is under control and that the
Disaster Management Team is doing a commendable job on the ground.

Mr. Simbao said he was happy with the response that local and international
humanitarian organisations towards mitigating the impact of the disaster on affected
people.

Meanwhile, Mr. Simbao disclosed that Government has already spent about K5 billion
kwacha, in form of relief aid material supply, towards the flood victims.

Mr. Simbao has since called on the donors not to relent but continue assisting
saying Government alone cannot manage to address the problem without their support.

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