Downpour disrupts HIV programmes launch by Esther

HEAVY rains on Thursday disrupted first lady Esther Lungu’s launch of the HIV ‘Free to Shine’ and the ‘Zambia Ending AIDS’ campaigns forcing
organisers to shift the venue from the Livingstone Golf Club to the ZAF banquet hall.
And the Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) says cloudy weather conditions with isolated rainfall activities will prevail over most
parts of Zambia.
The rains, which began in the early hours of Thursday, continued on until well after 13:00, disrupting the two HIV and AIDS campaign
lunches, which were scheduled to start at 09:00 hours.

The rains soaked numerous school children invited for the launch.
The launch of the ‘Free to Shine’ and the ‘Zambia Ending AIDS’ campaigns was also being attended by Botswana and Mozambique first ladies and US Ambassador to Zambia Foote Daniel Foote.
And the ZMD in its weather forecast revealed that relatively moist and cool airflow from the south-east was affecting most parts of Zambia.
“This will result into cloudy and windy weather conditions with chances of isolated rainfall activities to prevail over most parts of Zambia,” the ZMD stated.
As for rainfall activities recorded on Wednesday, April 10, the ZMD revealed that Siakasenke recorded 32 millimetres (mm) while Sinukale
had 24, Mkushi and Choma had 10 and 6 mm respectively.
“Mabeta 5, Mandali, Kalabo, Senanga, Petauke and Zambezi 4, Habuya, Sinyedeende and Japi 2, Misamfu, Isoka had less than a millimetre (trace),” added the ZMD.

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