A Kwacha constituency resident has bemoaned the lack of clean drinking water in Ipusukilo ward as most of the shallow wells are dug closer to pit latrines.
The constituency comprises of Kwacha, Bulangililo, Ipusukilo, Chantete, Riverside and Lubwa wards with a number of unplanned settlements dotted in the area.
In an interview with Pan African Radio news during the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC)’s Monitoring and evaluation tour of the Copperbelt Province recently, Ms. Daka revealed that people in the area have no piped water, affirming that the people especially in Ipusukilo ward drink water from the shallow wells which are dug closer to pit latrines.
Ms. Daka says when the Kafue River is flooded its contaminated water go into the shallow wells and subsequently people drink the same water.
Ms. Daka has since appealed to Nkana water and sewerage Company to quickly provide piped water in the area.
She says people of Ipusukilo ward risky contracting water bone diseases such as typhoid and cholera.
“We drink water from the shallow wells which are dug closer to pit latrines” Ms. Daka said