Residents of Chalokwa village in Siavonga district have called on the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to crop hippos and crocodiles that are wrecking havoc in the area.
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview in Siavonga today ,Kingsley Chalokwa, said authorities should take immediate action to save the lives of people and livestock in the area.
Mr Chalokwa said the rampant increase of hippos and crocodile’s that are killing cattle and other animals when they go to drink water at the Zambezi River has brought hunger in the community.
Efforts to get a comment from the area ZAWA officer proved futile by press time.
Meanwhile, former Chirundu ward Councillor Gift Chanda has called on Chirundu district council to expedite the land audit exercise in the area.
Commenting on Siavonga area Member of Parliament Kennedy Hamudulu’s statement that the councils in both Siavonga and Chirundu districts will soon start repossessing undeveloped land once land audit exercise is completed, Chanda said this would be very unfair because the council issued directives to the residents not to continue building.
He however said that the council in Chirundu shoul have given developers a time frame when the land audit exercise will end .