Friday, March 1, 2024

Government Allocates 36 Million Kwacha to Boost Water Supply in Peri-Urban Areas to Tackle Cholera Spread

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In an effort to combat the spread of cholera, the government has disbursed 36 million Kwacha to improve water supply in peri-urban regions. The allocated funds are designated for the completion and installation of water tanks and projects in Kanyama, Garden House, and Chawama Compounds.

Water Development Minister Mike Mposha confirmed that the 12 water kiosks in Kanyama Compound, established under the 2017 emergency water project, are now operational. Additionally, Mr. Mposha assured that the ongoing water project in Garden House would be finalized.

The provision of free water aligns with the Presidential directive to discourage the use of shallow wells, promoting safer water sources. Jilly Chiyombwe, Managing Director of Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company, stated that water tanks are being refilled multiple times daily to meet the demand.

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      20 years of unregulated toilet construction, including 10 years of unprecedented development under PF………..

      And people are still using pit latrines next to Wellsin places like chawama………….

      Especially embarrassing is lungu was MP for chawama, he found them using pit latrines, and left them still using pit latrines next to Wells while spending billions on some useless roads when he was president……….

      Then some one sings ati unprecedented development ????

      Only Africans will spend billions on uneconomical roads and forget to wipe their backsides……..

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    • It has been too late for a long time. You should have said something when the useless mayor Lusaka, Simon Chushi Mwewa, was gutting the sanitation, sewer and water supply systems of Lusaka. You should have raised the alarm when Frederick Chiluba was dispossessing councils of their assets and giving them to his tribesmen, knowing that the loss of that revenue would lead to cessation of clean water supply, clogging of sewers, drainage and the pile up of refuse on city streets. You should have revolted when Michael Satan and Edgar Lungu borrowed and looted US $33 billion, leaving Zambia with a financially paralysing debt, with which it has no money to do anything. All those who voted for Frederic Chipuba, Michael Satan, Edna Lungu are equally to blame for this.

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    Supply water purification chemicals to those with bore holes as well……..

    The water tables are contaminated with feces from poorly constructed, unregulated soak away toilets.

    • You should have revolted when Michael Satan and Edgar Lungu borrowed and looted US $33 billion, leaving Zambia with a financially paralysing debt, with which it has no money to do anything. All those who voted for Michael Satan and Edna Lungu are equally to blame for this.

    • Tackling the problem in front of GRZ is what this article is about……….

      However , we are still wondering about the $32 billions debt used for unprecedented development we are told about by PF , when………

      We have people drinking water from Wells next to pit latrines in the capital city in townships like chawama where lungu was MP…………..

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