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Inonge Wina praises Disaster Management Unit for accounting for all COVID-19 Donations

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Vice President Mrs. Inonge Wina has hailed the Ministry of Health and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) for ensuring that all donations received from the general public towards COVID-19 are well accounted for.

The Vice President says the two institutions have exhibited high levels of accountability in the management of COVID-19 donations in terms of receipts and disbursements.

“This includes financial and material donations currently the office of the auditor general has stationed 16 auditors at DMMU and the Ministry of Health to work with internal auditors in ensuring accountability of all donations.” Mrs. Wina stated.

She has further thanked the Auditor General for expeditiously and diligently ensuring accountability of all resources received both at DMMU and at the Ministry of Health.

She has also directed the DMMU National Coordinator Mr. Chanda Kabwe and Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Health to publish in the media a schedule of all donations received.

She said this will build confidence in the Zambian people that the donations received are being used accordingly.

Vice President Mrs. Inonge Wina during the meeting with the Ministry of Health and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit
Vice President Mrs. Inonge Wina during the meeting with the Ministry of Health and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit

Meanwhile, Mrs. Wina has directed the Ministry of Health and DMMU to ensure that all pupils in examination classes have reusable face masks as they resume classes on June 1st, 2020 as directed by President Edgar Lungu.

“As President Edgar Lungu directed that examination classes be reopened on the 1st of June and that all pupils be given reusable face masks. I emphasize that the Ministry of Health and DMMU must ensure that these reusable Masks are ready for all the pupils, please liaise with the Ministry of General Education.” She stated.

And Further, the Vice President has urged the two institutions to engage local tailors in the manufacturing of face masks.

She has since directed all district administrations to identify women and youths in tailoring, to undertake the exercise.

Mrs. Wina was speaking when she gave a statement on COVID-19 response activities at DMMU today.

And speaking earlier, DMMU National Coordinator Mr. Chanda Kabwe disclosed that Zambia has received support from the World Bank to the time of USD$1.4 Million for the construction of a world-class emergency center with the new technology.

He said the technology will link the Ministry of Transport and Communication’s meteorological department, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

This was after Mrs. Wina toured the DMMU’s call center which is also dealing with the disasters and the COVID-19 response.

Vice President Mrs. Inonge Wina during the meeting with the Ministry of Health and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit
Vice President Mrs. Inonge Wina during the meeting with the Ministry of Health and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit

12 COMMENTS

  1. Another 48 mansions going up somewhere in Lusaka….this is the accountability Bandit Inonge is talking about….COVID donations belong to PF bandits pompwes

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  2. Anonymous – Just wait for the Auditor General Report …the old senile she would notice corruption if Chilufya was procuring one facemask from his Indian friends at $5 per unit.

  3. Is there a website we can check what has been donated?

    That is the only way accountability can be achieved.

    PF are slippery characters. Can not be trusted.

  4. The school going children should not have been allowed to start classes yet. The covid numbers are still going up.

    Could it be that the ones in power do not have their children in these government schools?

    Children’s lives are at risk.

  5. Zambian Government through the Finance Minister please pay the retirees at PSPF. You bought confusion by paying people who retired recently leaving those who retired in 2016, 2017 and only to pay those who retired in 2018 and 2019. Dollar has hit us hard and we have been waiting for so long I don’t know what you did to do this. Now we can not even follow the pension numbers the system is now in disarray. Please ba President consider paying retirees apt Pensions Board twapapata sure.

  6. The president of Zambia should consider reversing the earlier point on schools opening in June 1. That time the convid figure was low and now it has started going into hundreds. No. our children will be put at high risk. Consider this Mr President.

  7. Where is their superstar dull Chilufya, is in Nakonde with prostitutes? Hope Ma Inonge has taken over the uncontrolled coronavirus.

  8. Lusambo, Chilufya n adviser to the president should all go to Nakonde n help that community in fighting the pandemic. GRZ please send them to Nakonde.

  9. Another stupid Zambian woman with too much to say…Since when has ‘ honest accountancy ‘ been a known concept in Zambian Politics..Regardless of Politcal Affiliations ?

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