SIMON MUNTEMBA writes
THE Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has sent a team of experts to Mushindamo District to ascertain the extent of damage caused to Kabisapi Market shelter which was blown off by a whirlwind on Monday.
The accident left six traders injured.
According to DMMU national coordinator Chanda Kabwe, preliminary assessment has revealed that the whirlwind blew off the roofs of the hammer mill and one of the nearby houses.
Mr Kabwe said Government would ensure that the market was repaired within the shortest possible period of time so that traders could resume operations before the onset of the rains.
He said vice President, Mutale Nalumango, was saddened by the incident and had assured Government’s full support towards the reconstruction of the market structures.
In a statement, Mr Kabwe said the unit would ensure that a stronger structure was built in line with the ‘Build Back Better’ programme.
“We thank God that despite having six casualties in the incident, we did not lose any life. We now have to ensure that we build strong structures that can withstand the wind or storms in tandem with the varying effects of climate change and in line with the ‘Build Back Better’, program,” Mr. Kabwe said.