About 100 households in Choma’s Overspill and part of Zambia Townships
have been left homeless after their houses were flooded following a
heavy pour.
A check at the affected houses in Overspill area, revealed that the people
watched in disbelief as to what could have befallen them while their
houses were flooded.
Efforts for the residents to save some of the household properties,
daily supplies all proved futile as their belongings including beds
were all submerged.
Some residents remained in indoors trying to remove the water but that
did not yield anything and were left stunned as the water levels kept
on rising and they ended leaving the houses.
One of the affected residents Angela Siabasimbi said the area had
drainage on Masuku road but the contractor who was working on the road
blocked it hence the flooding in the area.
“We used to have a drainage here but ever since they started working
on this road it was blocked I have been to the council to request that
it be unblocked but nothing has been done,” she said.
Choma District Commissioner (DC) Sheena Muleya  accompanied by  Mayor Javen
Simooloka assured the residents that her office would engage the
Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to find a
solution to the problem in the area.
“We have conducted a physical check the situation is sad, we really
need to find a lasting solution to this problem,” Ms Muleya said.
She said the culverts at the main drainage was smaller and needed to
be replaced to avoid re-occurrence.
Choma Mayor Javen Simooloka attributed the flooding  to lack of a
drainage system in the area.
“This problem may continue that is why we will need the DMMU to come
in because the residents are at a high risk of water contamination. We
are lucky no one has died,” she said.
And Councillor Navy Moonga  in charge of the ward said the affected households were in
Overspill, Zambia, and part of Zimbabwe Townships.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. We have Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe township. when are we going to hear of Zambia township in Zim? In any case, we have failed to rule ourselves. do we need the while man back? Where is Mushota on this?

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    • Entitled to get such services through the taxes they pay to the treasury and not pf, you see how demented and stupid you sound and look.

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    • What taxes do you pay you lazy people. You were warned that area was swampy and you s.tupidly went ahead to put up structures. Just go and help your relatives before they drown in their sleep.

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    • Voting is a matter of choice and one still remains a ZAMBIAN with all rights. I voted for PF but that doesn’t give more rights to national resources than those who voted for other parties. This is what democracy is all about otherwise we be fighting shadows like Mr Trump of the USA

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  2. @shooterz very true, those who wanted drought and hunger in the nation are being dissapointed with heavy rains!
    On the subject of these floods what have the UPND Choma municipality, Mayor and MP being doing? Busy following the dejected, rejected, demented boss the Hungry Hyena on his mindless mission of causing chaos at all costs- instead of cleaning their towns they heap the blame on the central govt just to hide their own short comings as terrible and hopeless leaders more interested in spending time in guesthouses with other mens wives! Hopeless cretins!

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    • Actually it’s your Davies Chama should be disappointed, he asked them to pee in the kariba dam, boy it’s getting filled up fast we don’t need the 3 rain seasons lie by dora siliya for it to be filled up.

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  3. @2020 vision, and what has infintu no Lungu helped you with, look at the pathetic flooding at kulima tower, Freedom way, Cairo road infact the entire Lusaka city is pathetic!

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  4. The Choma municipality is controlled by UPND 100%. What are they doing about their city? Direct your blame objectively to the right people. CDF is equitably shared in Zambia.

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  5. I can’t be surprised. Obviously Foolish council allocating plots to dumpy/ swaps areas, no drainages,no road etc.
    Village thinking

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  6. HONESTLY ZAMBIANS WE V LOST IT. ALL THOSE IDLE YOUTHS IN THE COMMUNITY SHOULD COME TOGETHER AND DIG TRENCHES TO KEEP THE WATER OUT FROM THE TOWNSHIPS. THE GOVERNMENT WON T EVEN DISCUSS IT UNTIL 2020 WHEN THEY USE IT FOR CAMPAIGNS. LET US STAND UP PROUD AND FREE AND HELP OURSELVES. WE DO NOT HAVE A GOVERNMENT AT ALL.

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