Water shortage hits Musanda community
Solwezi, July 9, ZANIS…. Inadequate water supply has hit Musanda community in chief Musele’s area which has forced school going children to abandon lessons to search for drinking water.
The Community which has a population of over 300 households has no source of water supply apart from the only borehole located at Musanda primary school.
A community member representative Jiljis Kasoka confirmed to ZANIS in an interview that the problem has been compounded by an increase in population in the area following the construction of Kalumbila mine.
Mr. Kasoka said as a result of being over used the bore hole is constantly breaking down and school children have resorted to drawing water from a stream that is three kilometers from the school.
He said the lessons at the school have been affected because pupils are spending more time fetching water.
Solwezi District Education Board Secretary Fredrick Munkini said water supply at the school has been a challenge for some time now because the entire community depends on the school borehole as a source of water supply.
Mr. Munkini said there is need for more boreholes in the area so that pressure is reduced on the borehole and avoid frequent breakdowns.
And Area councilor Olix Kakwata said he was aware of the inadequate supply of water in the area and added that the council approved to drill two more boreholes under the D-WASHA programme in the community.