Heavy rains leave 40 Solwezi families stranded

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Forty (40) families in Solwezi District in North Western Province have been left homeless after their houses collapsed following a heavy downpour experienced in the area yesterday.

The heavy rains which lasted about one and half hours left two children aged two and four injured and also brought down the ZESCO power lines that supply power in the District.

Solwezi District Commissioner Rose Kamalonga, who confirmed the incident to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Solwezi yesterday, said out of the 40 affected families, 29 are the most hit.

Ms. Kamalonga has since appealed to well-wishers to come on board and render assistance to the affected families who have been left with no food as everything was soaked by the rains.

She said government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) is working on modalities on how to quickly respond to the disaster and ensure safety of the people.


  1. RDA, please complete roads projects you started under Link 8000 project or resign on moral grounds so that others with brilliant ideas can bring these development to fruition.
    Copper prices are now fetching well over $7200 per tonne and the Toll gates are bringing in good revenue to support these projects.
    We are passionate about what PF stands and we want to ensure by 2020 most elections promises are fulfilled so that our President Edgar Chagwa Lungu gets a good 60% vote.
    Take these comments seriously please. We don’t want moles in important jobs but people to drive PF developmental agenda.

  2. Malinso up to now you still don’t know that the PF themselves are causers of these delays in completing projects. RDA only recieves money from government for them to continue working on projects. Tell Lungu to push his ministers to provide Money for RDA. So it’s the ministers and Lungu to resign and not RDA.

  3. Sorry folks they have stolen all the money: those projects will only move forward with borrowed money….open your eyes…the country is in auto pilot a try and error situation. Good luck.

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