Over 8,000 Luampa families receive relief food
By Staff Reporter
More than 8,000 families in Luampa District, Western Province have benefited from the relief food distribution under the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU).
This came to light during the district DMMU review meeting yesterday where District Commissioner Winnie Kamayoyo revealed that the district had received over 10,000 by 12.5kgs bags of mealie-meal.
Kamayoyo added that the district had also been aided with emergency cash transfer which will benefit over 2,500 disadvantaged persons in the district.
She said government acknowledged the escalating effects of climate change, mostly affecting the agriculture sector, hence the quick interventions.
According to the department of Agriculture, Luampa recorded a poor harvest during the 2018/2019 farming season.