The UPND says government must allow people to freely donate relief food or disaster management support to needy areas without going through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU). UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka, in an interview Wednesday following the DMMU’s statement that it never blocked the opposition party or its leader Hakainde Hichilema from donating 25,000 bags of mealie meal to vulnerable citizens, said the party would rather handle the assistance on its own. The DMMU further stated that they were not engaged by the opposition leader over his desire to make the donation, contrary to claims by the UPND that he was denied chance to donate the staple commodity to hunger-stricken residents “DMMU has extended a call to…...

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