The Minister in the office of the Vice President Hon. Olipa Phiri and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Mr. Chanda Kabwe have concluded the relief food distribution exercise in some parts of Eastern Province which were affected by Droughts .
The Minister in the office of the Vice President Hon. Olipa Phiri and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Mr. Chanda Kabwe have concluded the relief food distribution exercise in some parts of Eastern Province which were affected by Droughts .

Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator, in the Office of the Vice President, Chanda Kabwe, says the panic buying of mealie meal in Monze District, Southern Province, is stage-managed.

Mr. Kabwe says Government will not tolerate political players that incite people with a view of showing the rest of the world that things in Zambia are out of control.

The DMMU National Coordinator says Government is aware of the scheme to create a bad impression of the country adding that architects will face the wrath of the law.

Mr. Kabwe says Government is distributing 100 metric tonnes of mealie meal every month in all affected provinces including Monze.

He says mealie meal was on Saturday, August 24, 2019, distributed in Nega Nega, in Monze District.

The DMMU National Coordinator says a week ago, himself and the Minister in the Office of the Vice President, Hon Olipah Phiri, oversaw feeding of livestock in the same district.

Mr. Kabwe says a story recently emerged from Monze that Government was giving maize bran or stockfeed for human consumption when infact it was meant for livestock as grazing land has dried up in Southern Province.

He has since called on all well meaning Zambians not to panic as Government is responding to their plight effectively.

This is contained in a statement released by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in India Bangwe Naviley.

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    • Whatde fuuck, Chanda was left in India too, or he went to receive the donated rice and milk?

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    • Tongas are desperate. Stage managing hunger to fellow Tongas, & yet it’s known who they always vote for. Or is there new data telling a certain party that Tongas bow want to change their voting pattern? Tongas have always voted for a Tonga. Mazoka nearly got in before Zambians new what was at play. Only Chiluba saw it & corrected

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  1. That is the stupidity you can only get from pigs that are out of touch! There is real hunger. Just because you have stolen enough and you eat 3 meals a day you think everyone is doing the same!
    How could that have been stage managed when the mealie meal was not free and people were actually paying?
    A foo.lish thief like person Kabwe who has never farmed in his life should be last person to comment! All his life has been about stealing and will continue stealing until he dies.

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  2. Mr.Chilyata be commenting on issues of national concerns.why calling your fellow human being pig…?
    Let’s be good people to one another.We can only achieve the best of this country only if we tolerate each other.
    Zambia in recent form is marred by regional and tribal hatred of citizens and national politics has been the platform where vent of disunity is demonstrated.This should not be the case my fellow Zambians.

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  3. i do agree with forecast.Mr chilyata needs to contribute in a respectful and mature manner.Lets be fair to one another as cultured Zambians.Any way its my opinion and not the truth.

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  4. The problem is, oppositions will never appreciate what ever government is doing to people ever it’s good thing they take it as negative coz all they want is to form government.

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    • Shut up… The whole story inhere is a mess. Nega Nega is near Kafue .. NOT Monze or Mazabuka. What the hell they write (Nega Nega in Monze district) while Nega Nega is 10km from Kafue along the railway line. Everything in this article has been muddled

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  5. Mr, Chanda tell us how can someone organise or stage manage panic buying of mealie -meal? This is absurd.People ans NGO`S have telling you to declare the food shortage in the country a national disaster but the PF Government has rubbished this realistic suggestion.And now you are realising your foolishness that the hunger situation in Zambia is beyond your corrupt ability and it is bound to get worse as the country simply does not have enough maize.The maize was foolishly exported by the same PF.Meanwhile your President is touring the world and is quite unconcerned.Signs of the inevitable end, Mr. Chanda.

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  6. Mr, Chanda tell us how can someone organise or stage manage panic buying of mealie -meal? This is absurd.People ans NGO`S have telling you to declare the food shortage in the country a national disaster but the PF Government has rubbished this realistic suggestion.And now you are realising your foolishness that the hunger situation in Zambia is beyond your corrupt ability and it is bound to get worse as the country simply does not have enough maize.The maize was foolishly exported by the same PF.Meanwhile your President is touring the world and is quite unconcerned.Signs of the inevitable end, Mr. Chanda.

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  7. Lusaka Times stop this unprofessional moderation. My just posted comment ,in all fairness,needed no so-called moderation from you. You are infringing on our freedom of speech.

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  8. Lusaka Times is your so-called moderation done randomly without proper examination of content? Some of the comments you have withheld have shocked me.Please be reasonable.

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  9. In some parts of EASTERN Province. Hold your fire here, this is a national hunger crisis which should be treated simultaneously. For an entire minister to even make trip to a single area speaks volumes, a normal leader would be back and forth, even setting up a command centre to coordinate relief efforts, you can’t have two senior people donating a bag of maize to just on part, such exercise require division of labour and true leadership. This government response is simply reflecting their campaign mode for votes and not to save lives. Bane muchinje

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  10. If only he can separate nationalism and cadrerism. Hunger knows no political party my friend. You can deny not being hungry all you want, but njala ikanyokola, milimo ni pyu na mbu as RB would say. Is this not the same kabwe who was DC and alleged to have been issuing NRCs from his house?

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  11. The video looks suspicious. The narrator says more than a thousand bags were bought in 30 seconds. Even robots can’t lift so many bags in such a short time. Then we are told that people are starving because they can’t afford mealie meal. When people can’t afford then they don’t buy so there will be so many bags on the shelves and not a scramble as shown in the video

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  12. UPND and PF cadres before you comment rubbish read this:

    “Mr. Kabwe says Government is distributing 100 metric tonnes of mealie meal every month in all affected provinces including Monze.

    He says mealie meal was on Saturday, August 24, 2019, distributed in Nega Nega, in Monze District.”

    Seems Mr Kabwe’s comments are totally unrelated to the panic buying. If people are trying to buy mealie meal and there is not enough, the solution is for millers to send more mealie meal to Monze. The targets of famine and food distribution are the peasant farmers and not these town dwellers who have never grown a bag of maize and always buy their mealie in the shops. Please Mr Kabwe dont mix commerce with disaster management unless you are telling us that your disaster management wants to give…

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  13. … Please Mr Kabwe dont mix commerce with disaster management unless you are telling us that your disaster management wants to give free mealie to every citizen in Monze, including Hon Jack Mwiimbu. And please UPND and PF fools, make relevant arguments not these empty stinking garbage we are hearing.

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  14. … Please Mr Kabwe dont mix commerce with disaster management unless you are telling us that your disaster management wants to give free mealie to every citizen in Monze, including Hon Jack Mwiimbu. And please UPND and PF fooools, make relevant arguments not these empty stinking garbage we are hearing.

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