The larger part of Lunga District of Luapula Province has been badly hit by the floods leaving most houses submerged in water.
According to the Diocese of Mansa, Kasoma Lunga Chiefdom is the worst hit where the Catholic church and houses have been flooded.
The Church on its Facebook page has appealed to Government and people of good will to promptly come to the aid of the people of Lunga District.
And Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe has confirmed that the Lunga District in Luapula Province has been completely flooded leaving some residents whose homes are not on the upper land stranded .
Mr Kabwe has attributed the flooding to heavy rains and narrowed water canals in the area.
Mr Kabwe accompqnies by Permanent Secretaries from the Ministries of Local Government Bishop, Dr. Ed Chomba , Infrastructure and Housing Development Charles Mushota and Luapula Member of Parliament Emerine Kabanshi has assessed the situation in the area and stated that Dredgers will be provided as soon as possible to widen the water canals .
The DMMU National Coordinator said 400 locals from 4 Chiefdoms in the District will be employed this week to carry out the works rather than outsourcing workforce.
Early last month, Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Vincent Mwale assured residents of Lunga district in Luapula Province that clearing of canals in the district would start very soon.
Mr Mwale says he has engaged his counterpart at the Ministry of Finance to release money for fuel for the two dredgers that are stationed in Lunga distrcit.
Canals in Lunga district have been blocked because the two dredgers meant to clear the canals are not working as they have no fuel.
The Minister dispatched a team of engineers from his Ministry to go to Lunga district to go and make plans of how quickly the dredgers should work once money for fuel is released.
According to Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition Alliance Country Coordinator Mathews Mhuru, the Lunga District Administration requires K160 000 for fuel to run the dredger to clear the canals.