Partners in Health (PIH), a non-governmental organisation, on Tuesday distributed relief food and non-food items worth K35 million to families from eight villages affected by heavy rains in Traditional Authority Dambe in Neno.
In an interview after presenting the items, PIH executive director Luckson Dullie said as part of response to flood disaster that happened in early March, they reached out to people in hard- to-reach areas who lost their property.
“Since we are largely based in Neno, we wish to help the people settle and see the way forward on how to withstand such situations if they occur again in future,” he said.
In his remarks, Neno district natural disaster desk officer Erick Milanzi commended the organisation for its timely response.
“It is the wish of government to work with organisations that assist people in time of need,” he said, while appealing to other well-wishers to extend their helping hand.
Group village head Chikalema thanked PIH for supporting the affected families and advised them not to sell the items.
Each household received a 50-kilogramme (kg) bag of maize, three kg of beans, three kg of groundnuts, 100 metres of plastic sheets, 20-litre buckets, cooking oil, two blankets and K2 000.