Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe
Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe

Disaster Management and mitigation Unit National coordinator Chanda Kabwe has expressed disappointment with some unscrupulous individuals who are reselling the maize accessed from the food reserve agency to fight hunger.

Mr Kabwe says unknown people have been buying maize from Food Reserve Agency purporting to be vulnerable but instead they are replenishing their stocks with the government maize sold under what is called “community sale”.

He said the community sales initiative is a strategy government has devised to enable vulnerable households access maize at affordable prices considering the hunger situation ravaging the area and should not viewed as a business opportunity for others.

Mr Kabwe has warned that if the act continues, government will have no choice but to revisit the system of community sale of maize to the people.

He observed that the scourge is not only happening in Southern Province but western province as well.

Mr Kabwe described the situation as a betrayal to government.

He was speaking in Choma today when he paid a courtesy call on southern province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba.

And Southern Province permanent secretary Mwangala Liomba requested the DMMU national coordinator to quickly attend to some bridges that have outlived their lifespan.

He says most bridges leading to key areas might be washed away once it rains.

Mr. Liomba cited the crossing point leading to Macha Mission Hospital, the school of nursing and connecting through chief Chikanta’s area in Kalomo district to be one of those that need immediate attention.

The PS says if they are left unattended to it may be difficult to distribute the farming inputs to those areas.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Bane………

    when you have a president who does not deny that he is a corrupt theif, the whole civil service under him think being a corrupt theif is no biggie,

    Lungu is called a corrupt theif everyday, yet Choses not to deny this……it is now becomming normal to called a corrupt theif in Zambia

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    • This might be copycat but I doubt it.

      Can Chitotela account for his whereabouts while these thefts were happening?

      Such theft requires a lot political muscle, and is totally Hall mark of Chitotela.

      The Bible tells us…”you shall know them by their deeds”. Mathew 7:16 or there abouts.

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    • Kekekeke just stop your PF Disaster Food Management.
      We haven’t heard HH’s donations being resold.
      ” …. One step forward and two backwards”.

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    • Diasporan id!ots balesekana ifipato. Kwena bane muli mafi. I would rather be a trader in Mandevu than join you twits!! You never say anything sensible, does being a second class citizen kumusungu deplete your brain???

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    • The screening is not tip top.
      Food is not going to the intended vulnerables.
      Your list is infuriated by UPNDEAD detractors.
      Either your screening is not good enough or where food is being distributed, there is actually no hunger.
      Most Zambians are lazy especially upndead nincompoops who think their god has all solutions for them.

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  2. Name the individuals. Have law enforcement investigate and drag them to court. Stop politicizing peoples’ lives. I feel very sad that while people are genuinely in need of leadership and a functioning government we are busy scoring useless petty political points. This is NOT right.

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  3. All mismanaged human disasters present money making opportunities for the enterprising persons.The PF and Chanda Kabwe `s DMMU have grossly mismanaged the extreme food shortage in Southern and Western provinces.

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  4. Ba Zambian citizen shuwa, why insult us diasporans , what we are asking some of us is simple, permanent Secretary Chanda kabwe has admitted that his government is sleeping while people are able to kuba maize, it means you have a sleeping government and besides if at the top are thieves even those in the bottom will steal. What is sad is I even feel he is threatening to revisit the program, he and his government should have put measures in place for such eventualities

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  5. Ba Zambian citizen shuwa, why insult us diasporans , what we are asking some of us is simple, permanent Secretary Chanda kabwe has admitted that his government is sleeping while people are able to kuba maize, it means you have a sleeping government and besides if at the top are thieves even those in the bottom will steal. What is sad is I even feel he is threatening to revisit the program, he and his government should have put measures in place for such eventualities

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  6. If it’s the “relief” food with PF colors, it’s campaign food! Feel free to resale or batter some of it to raise money for relish and school fees for your children! How can one eat mealie meal alone? Where is the Protein?
    DMMU’s job ends at distribution! What happens to what has been distributed is open to a lot of Community dynamics beyond DMMU’s control! And that’s the problem of having a very immature person handling sensitive national issues! You don’t have to react to every news item. Sometimes you say a lot by saying nothing! By talking too much, small Chanda has confirmed the stereotypes of hate PF has for Citizens in Provinces considered to be opposition strongholds! At 55, we are One Zambia, One Side! Shameful!

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