Rainstorm damages property worth thousands of kwacha in Chavuma District


A rain storm in Chavuma district in Northwestern province  on Saturday left a trail of destruction at some government and private properties.

 Among these included Kalombo secondary school  which had its roof blown off from one of its classroom blocks, while the roof at Chiyeke rural health center, a  male ward was equally partially blown off.

 End of year examination candidates at the school is in limbo  as the damaged classroom is expected to be used for examinations tomorrow.

 China Youth, a government funded youth empowerment project,  also had its chicken run roof completely blown off.

 Other structures  damaged include the old people’s home at Chavuma mission hospital, several churches and houses in the area.

 Chavuma district commissioner Benjamin Mufunga who was accompanied by Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) district members confirmed the ordeal and inspected some of the affected buildings to access the extent of the damage.

 Mr. Mufunga said he will call for an urgent meeting with the District Education Board Secretary, District Health Director and other key stakeholders to discuss how best the damage caused to some government structures can be repaired so that the operations at the  affected institutions are not affected.


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