Friday, June 14, 2024

Government owes face masks Suppliers, they will be paid by end of August-DMMU


The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit-DMMU has assured suppliers of face masks that it will pay everyone before the end of August when auditors conclude auditing all the received items.

Speaking in an interview, DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe said the funds to pay all the suppliers are available and will be released at once to pay everyone.

He said his office had received its targeted number of face masks from various suppliers from across the country and have since been distributed to all the schools to pupils in examination classes.

Mr Kabwe said auditors have been engaged as a way of enhancing accountability and building public confidence in the operations of the Unit.

The National Coordinator said he is however impressed that a lot of youths came on board and supplied the masks in accordance with the 75 percent which was put aside for youths and women to supply.

He said the continued participation of youths in such activities will help them to be self-reliant and not depend on handouts for sustenance.

He urged youths to continue working with the government and make use of every opportunity that comes as a way of wealth creation.

He stated that President EDGAR LUNGU also recently reiterated the government’s commitment to empowering youths at all levels across the country.

Mr Kabwe said his office is open to all youths who would want to engage him on any matter.


  1. A little patience goes a long way. Supplying such cardinal material should not be done on basis of money interests only. This is time to give back to your country or simply exercise a little patience. Kz

  2. So this moron is telling us the auditor’s are auditing the receipt of face masks which have already been distributed ………. try another excuse for delaying paying the suppliers

  3. We warned you, donated money will be stolen, here we are how can you fail to run out of money when you pay fictitious suppliers – yourselves.

  4. Lies have short legs indeed…if you recall 2 months ago this same Chanda was telling suppliers to meet their obligations of supplying face masks to the govt but well well the fooool is now failing to pay them because money has been misused.

  5. Imagine these thieves have been selling donated items, and invoicing government.

    I am sure invoices will be raised for items that were never supplied.

    Koswe habits sivintu.

  6. Hw does procurement of face masks become a Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) business? Could someone explain?

  7. An audit does not entail cessation of operations. Edgar Chagwa’s habits will never stop. Once a thief always a thief. It explains all the wealth that these baboons flouts.

  8. Brother hope ur well culture of reading is very important in life , honeybee is existing since 2016 and I think it’s the only company to be awarded a clean award without any interference from any politician , and they have not been paid a single cent and yet they claim they will be the first ones to supply the most needed essential drugs for our country and the save lives .
    Let’s wait and see and then please do some re search and come clean brother

  9. Poor quality face masks were bought at exorbitant prices from cadres. Should anyone die of covid because of these poor quality face masks, their blood will be on you.

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