The department of disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) on Saturday started providing relief food items to over 1000 households that were affected by stormy rains in Salima last week.
On November 24, 2021, Salima experienced stormy rains for over five hours which destroyed people’s houses and property of over 1000 households in traditional Authorities of Maganga, Kalonga, Pemba and Kambwiri.
Dodma’s Public Relations Officer, Chipiliro Khamula said the department has since provided 520 bags of maize, plastics pails, cups, plates, blankets and plastic sheets to assist the affected households in TA Maganga and Kalonga.
“The distribution started on Saturday to the affected families who were in need of food, shelter and kitchen utensils. The items provided include a plastic sheet for temporary roofing and housing units in some instances,” said Khamula.
According to data provided by the district council, the stormy rains affected about 1, 167 households of which 867 had their roofs partially of fully blown off and 53 households had their houses completely destroyed.