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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Government issues over 595 surface water permits

MALAMBO Patriotic Front(PF)Member of Parliament,Jacob Shuma trying a borehole at Mphomwa dip tank in Mambwe

Government has disclosed that over 595 surface water permits have been issued to various water users in Lusaka.

Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environment Protection Acting Permanent Secretary Kenneth Nyundu says government will continue to regulate the use of ground water, because of the vital role it plays in enhancing national development.

And Mr Nyundu has revealed that the measures government has put in places to regulate the use of water are yielding positive results.

He disclosed that following the enactment of the sanitation and environment statutory instrument No 18 of 2018, 93 drilling companies have been registered.

Most rivers in Zambia are threatened, due to poor water management

Mr Nyundu added that the registering of drilling companies has helped in regulating the indiscriminate drilling of boreholes.

He said this during the commemoration of the world rivers day, in a speech read for him by Department of Planning Information Director Tobias Musonda in the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environment Protection.

Mr Nyundu pointed that government will continue to regulate the use of water as it is a vital resource.

And speaking earlier, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Country Director Nachilala Nkombo called for raising awareness on the importance of preserving river waters.

Ms Nkombo pointed out that most rivers in Zambia are threatened, due to poor water management.

She said there is need to guard Zambia’s biggest water resource by all stakeholders, if the country is to boast of its fresh and available waters.

Ms Nkombo added that there is need to put in more emphasis on the protection of river sources.

She implored government to come up with measures, in order to remedy the threats faced by the country’s water bodies.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. When you want to ascend to the pinnacle of power through stolen money and deceit and not skill and likability, it is disingenuous of you to be a leader.

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    • @Sharon. What you are ranting about above is exactly what your foolish leader did. He stole power and it can never work as you are seeing in Zambia if at all you have eyes to see. He stole money also from a widow and many other clients we might never come to know and he also stole and keeps stealing from public confers. The whole PFools part is right now an abomination to most Zambians. Judgement time is coming. It may take long but be sure its coming.

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  2. Sharon now tell us where the money for boreholes is going to, you don’t need likability to get to the top. Even Lungu is not liked by everyone for you to state that you need likability, plus he barely has any skill you can point to even in his law field I don’t know what achievements you can point to apart from political appointments. He is the type that cannot survive without politics like ordinary people out there

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  3. flag Corruption scandals: Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Unbelievable! Really Stoopid.

    A government that is has failed to provide it’s citizens with basic need of clean water is getting money from the same citizens who show initiative of digging for water using their own hard-earned cash. What kind of logic is this? It is this government that need to be paying these people for failing them.

    What is next? Next thing they are coming for the air the people breathe… at ‘we need to regulate air’. I have no idea how the majority of corrupt numskulls still walk with their head high or go to sleep with their conscience.

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