The National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has expressed worry about the continued floods saying it will affect the academic calendar and learners in the affected areas.
NAQEZ Executive Director Aaron Chansa further suggested that the Ministry of Education help out in the situation and extend some days for those who missed classes to catch up.
He said the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit DMMU and the government should work on helping the affected learners with study materials or relocate the affected families as a lasting and permanent solution.
Animal Voice Welfare Platform – Zambia (ANIVO-Z) has expressed concern with the destructive impacts the current wave of floods have had on the welfare of both human and animal populations in some regions of the country.
Organization programs coordinator Dr. Edwin Sianzinda said the unfolding excessive flooding in some parts of the country is saddening as it tangles the livelihoods of the rural populace and that of domesticated and wild animals.
Dr. Sianzinda further implored the government through the Disaster Management and Mitigations Unit (DMMU) to broaden their scope of intervention to include the welfare of animals.
“It is for this reason that ANIVO-Z is appealing to the DMMU to consider incorporating animal experts during their disaster mitigation interventions,” he said.