Speaking during the launch of the floods response in the district on Wednesday, board member of Church Action in Relief Development (Card) Father Auster Kalilombe said the affected families will get foods relief in three consecutive months.
â€œThe beneficiaries will be receiving 20kg maize flour and a 5kg pack of Likuni Phala for the children; a project which will end until May this year,â€ he said.
Kalilombe said the organisation took long to respond to the floods because funding, which is sourced from donors, takes time to materialise.
In his remarks, representative of the district commissioner Humphrey Magalasi urged the families not to sell the donated items.
â€œIt would not be good to find the same maize flour at the market. Let us try to utilise the donation in the best possible ways,â€ he said.
He also said the re-allocation of villagers to the upland has started and that plans are underway to ensure that appropriate social services are made available to the people.