CALM has returned to Kitwe’s Wusakile and Chamboli townships following riots on Monday over erratic water supply.
On Monday, residents of Wusakile and Chamboli engaged police in skirmishes and eight people were arrested for riotous behaviour.
A check by the Zambia Daily Mailcrew found residents in Wusakile going about their normal business while others were drawing water from a broken water pipe.
And Nkana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) has urged Chamboli and Wusakile residents to remain calm while the water utility resolves the acute shortage of water that has hit the two mine townships.
NWSC public relations officer Agnes Simwiinga said in a statement issued in Kitwe on Monday that the erratic water supply to the two townships occurred after a pipe which supplies water to the two areas burst.
Ms Simwiinga said most of NWSC infrastructure is old and dilapidated and this makes it difficult for the water utility to improve service delivery.
She, however, said NWSC has embarked on numerous projects to replace old water pipes and build new water treatment plants to improve service delivery
“We are appealing to our clients in Kitwe to remain calm, we are working tirelessly to ensure that this water problem being experienced in most townships comes to an end,” she said.
Ms Simwiinga also urged Kitwe residents to stop vandalising new water pipes NWSC is currently installing in various townships.
Zambia Daily Mail