About 78,000 people, are likely to be negatively affected by floods in Mongu District of Western Province.
Out of these, 60 percent to be affected are women and children.
This is according Mongu District Commissioner Jethrow Mumbuwa when he officiated the workshop at Mongu lodge over the weekend.
Mr. Mumbuwa said this in a speech read on his behalf by District Board Secretary Mulonda Sendoi during the launch of the Mongu District Disaster Management Contingency plan for 2011, in Mongu.
The District Commissioner said that the contingency plan outlines the measures Mongu District Disaster Management has put in place, in case of any eventuality of the disaster.
Mr. Mumbuwa has since challenged the implementing agencies in disaster management that they should amulet Oxfam, Concern Worldwide, World Vision, People’s Participation service for their effort in supporting Mongu Disaster Management Committee and the Satellite Management Committee through a number of interventions.
Two weeks ago, Government procured a dredger worth K 7 billion To open water channels in Mongu District and Western Province as general in order to mitigate the negative impacts of floods.