CITIZENS First president Harry Kalaba has urged President Hakainde Hichilema to appoint a minister in charge of disasters to improve prevention and response as the rainy season intensifies. Kalaba says the minister should be appointed under the Office of the Vice President. In a statement, Tuesday, Kalaba said the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU), which was under the Vice-President’s Office, had been slow and ineffective in preventing and responding to disasters due to what he termed as lack of political oversight. “President Hakainde Hichilema must appoint a minister in the Office of the Vice President to be in charge of disasters as the rainy season intensifies to improve prevention and response. The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under…...

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