Luano receives 100 tonnes relief maize
By KASONDE KASONDE -
LUANO District in Central Province has received 100 tonnes of relief maize from the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU).
Luano District Commissioner Luke Mwamba said the district had received the maize to be distributed to families that had been hit with hunger in the valley.
Mr Mwamba said the relief maize was in Kabwe and would be transported to Luano today.
He urged the people in the district to be patient as the logistics had been put in place for the distribution of the relief maize.
About 3, 200 people in the district have been hit by hunger following their return to the valley after the demise of the Mailoni brothers who had terrorised them for seven years.
The district would receive farming inputs which would be distributed through clubs and not cooperatives next year.
Mr Mwamba said the Government would not renew certificates for the cooperatives and had since advised people in the district to form clubs.
He said he had received complaints from the people that the cooperatives were not operating according to guidelines and that there were allegations of corruption.
“The distribution of the farming inputs will be done through clubs next year and I am encouraging people to form clubs through which they will receive the inputs next farming season,” Mr Mwamba said.
He said he had carried out investigations and what was on the ground was not right, hence the decision to change the method of distributing farming inputs.