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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

We are not distributing mealie meal as a way of bribing voters in Chilubi-Disaster Management Team

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The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit have refuted reports alleging that the Unit is distributing mealie meal as a way of bribing voters in Chilubi.

DMMU Senior Communications Officer Racheal Chama has clarified that Chilubi is one of the 58 districts highlighted in the 2019 Vulnerability and Needs Assessment to be in need of relief, and has been on the relief pipeline since June, the program which will go on until March this year.

Ms Chama said the relief distribution is an ongoing program which should not in any way be disrupted by any event such as by-elections.

She said the Unit will therefore continue distributing relief to areas in need and will not be disrupted by any such event.

“The public may further wish to know that a few days ago, 56 households in Chilubi were displaced due to flash floods and therefore it is the duty of government through DMMU to respond and offer relief support to the affected communities”, she added.

Ms Chama said the DMMU has in the past few days also responded to affected communities in Mambwe, Lumezi, Mpulungu, Kazungula and Lusaka.

She added that the Unit in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure is also working on the bridges which were destroyed due to flash floods in Gwembe and Monze districts, where there are no by-elections.

Ms Chama said it is therefore untrue to allege that the Unit is distributing mealie meal as a way of bribing voters.

She said the DMMU also wishes to urge stakeholders not to politicise humanitarian programs being undertaken by the Unit and always engage the Office to avoid misleading the public.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Correct, you cannot stop distributing food because of elections, please go ahead don’t get what the oppositions are saying. If people are starving then just because there’s a bye election and you don’t give them food the same opposition will take that as an advantage by telling the electorate that you are starving how can you vote on an empty stomach.

  2. Opposition id!ots in overdrive yesterday. Chimpanzee, fentizo etc excited!! I don’t know why they rush to media and then get embarrassed like kids. Zambia needs new opposition please!!!

  3. PF making the same mistake MMD made, people know you basically using their money and they also know that you don’t care for them even though you want to appear like you care. Time has exposed how useless and visionless PF is. The country is on auto-pilot you see people in Chingola taking matters into there own hands. Lungu doesn’t know what he is doing and he thinks bribery is going to save him

  4. Only southern and western parts of Zambia were affected by hunger as stated by the PF government.How come Chilubi is suddenly facing a hunger situation?
    The PF really think Zambians are dull.

  5. “The public may further wish to know that a few days ago, 56 households in Chilubi were displaced due to flash floods and therefore it is the duty of government through DMMU to respond and offer relief support to the affected communities”

  6. Diasporan and opposition donkeys choose to ignore this statement so they can convince themselves PF are rigging. It’s really scary to have such people in power as they are capable of fabricating lies and pushing the public to believe it. The nazis had a similar trend.

  7. “If you want to be lied to, all you have to do is believe everything that the government tells you.”
    – Steven Magee

  8. “Corrupt governments are run by corrupt politicians that run corrupt law enforcement agencies.”
    – Steven Magee

  9. “Behind the facade of elected government are a bunch of corporate controlled gangsters running the country.”
    – Steven Magee

  10. Distributing mealie meal to citizens affected by climate change is imperative in fact highly recommendable.
    Where are we at?
    A farming season that is showing signs that some people still needs food relief. Food relief is only but temporal. Is Government going to withhold relief kamba kakuti kuli ma bye elections? No!
    Will government withhold relief food because there are floods in some areas? No!
    Is Government going to withhold relief food because bantalamisoka (tu CKinsultor, h² or HK) are complaining? Hell no!

  11. Just collect the free mealie meal. After all it’s your own money but where you vote it’s up to you. Don chi kubeba.

  12. Question is: Why now? And why only in the areas with upcoming by-elections? Is this a mere coincidence? Does DMMU really think people are so blind? Anyway some of our people cannot even see this as a scheme, which is sad. We must be objective people and be truthful to ourselves. Just because I belong to party X does not mean I must support wrong things or ill-intentions. We can do better that this. Let’s get real guys.

  13. DO THESE FOOLS THINK WE ARE STUPID !!! PEOPLE ARE STARVING IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE DUE TO LACK OF MEANINGFUL RAINFALL – WHY ARENT YOU HANDING OUT RELIEF MAIZE HERE !!! LIARS, CHEATERS AND THIEVES!

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