Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has directed Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to compensate the two families of Luanshya’s Mpatamatu township whose houses were flooded with raw sewer on Thursday.
Mr. Kambwili who is also Information Minister has directed the water utility company to immediately provide food to the two families.
Mr. Kambwili, says it is unacceptable for Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company not to help the affected families who have been spending nights in the cold.
He told the families to write down all their household goods which were destroyed by sewer and submit them to the water utility company for compensation.
Mr. Kambwili made the directive when he visited the two families in Section 27 of Mpatamatu area this morning.
He said food must be given to the families by tomorrow while compensation for the household goods must be made within two weeks.
And Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company Director of Engineering Benjamin Mwale told the minister that the houses were flooded after the sewer line was blocked by silt.
Mr. Mwale said his firm was working round the clock to ensure that such an incident does not repeat itself.