THE Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has pledged to be more proactive and ensure that effects of the anticipated heavy rainfall are addressed quickly.
In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday, DMMU national coordinator Patrick Kangwa said the unit received instructions from President Edgar Lungu to ensure that lives are preserved.
Mr Kangwa said the DMMU will take the President’s instructions seriously.
He said the DMMU has since put in place logistical interventions for the anticipated bad weather.
He disclosed that all 104 districts in the country had been put on high alert in case the country experienced heavy rainfall or drought.
The Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) has warned of more heavy and stormy rainfall in some parts of the country.
Last week, some parts of Lusaka experienced stormy rains which left six people dead.
ZMD director Jacob Nkomoki has attributed the heavy rains the country experienced last week to high temperatures.
According to ZMD, Zambia has in the recent past experienced temperatures ranging between 32 and 36 degrees Celsius in some cases, higher than the normal temperature.- ZANIS