Government has given Chambeshi water and Sewerage company a two day ultimatum to drill boreholes in Mpika District in Muchinga Province or face the consequences.
Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone says he was giving the utility firm a two day ultimatum to set up the boreholes in an effort to curb the water shortage and help curb the looming typhoid outbreak.
Mr. Sichone told Chambeshi Acting Managing Director, Engineer Luckson Simumba at the weekend that drilling of boreholes should be done by Wednesday this week or risk suspension.
He said the water utility firm will be suspended if it fails to do their job without viable and understandable reasons.
Mr Sichone further warned the utilitiy firm not to take advantage of the community as it has no other competitor in the area.
And Mr Simumba says his company will work hand in hand with Mpika District Council to ensure that the drilling of boreholes is done.
Meanwhile, Principal Environmental Health Technologist, Paul Muma says typhoid cases as of today have reduced to 138 from 143.