President Hakainde Hichilema has engaged various partners and international organisations to speed up disaster response to affected flood victims across the country.
The President says he is concerned with the plight of families that have been affected by floods.
Presidential spokesperson Anthony Bwalya says President Hichilema’s desire is to ensure affected families continue to access clean water, food and shelter as part of their basic needs.
Mr. Bwalya told journalists at press briefing at State House that the support from international partners will focus on providing food, medicines and shelter to the families.
He also said the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit -DMMU is working round the clock to provide the families with humanitarian needs.
Mr. Bwalya added that the Government is also making frantic efforts to reconstruct bridges and rehabilitate roads that were swept away by heavy rains.
He has urged the affected families to remain calm and continue heeding to public weather warnings by the meteorological department.
Meanwhile Mr. Bwalya announced that President Hichilema is this weekend expected in Ethiopia to attend the African Union Heads of State Summit.
He said whilst in Ethiopia, the President will among other things talk about issues of Climate Change affecting various the globe.