ZANIS COPY – Council directed to address water problem at Mwami border

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Council directed to address water problem at Mwami border

Chipata, February 9, ZANIS ——— Energy and Water Development Minister Charles Zulu has directed Chipata Municipal Council and the department of Water Affairs to quickly address the water woes at Mwami border.

Speaking when he carried out an on the spot check of the water crisis at Zambia’s border with Malawi, Mr Zulu said there was need to quickly improve the water supply at the border which had for a long time depended on two water pumps.

He observed that the two water pumps were not adequate to cater for the growing population at the border point.

He stated that government was committed to ensuring that officers operated in a healthy environment saying it would in this vein address the water and sanitation crisis at the border.

Earlier an Immigration officer informed the Deputy Minister that officers were using pit latrines and had no access to tap water at the immigration compound.

Robson Shanungu said officers and nearby villages shared the same water points which were not adequate to the growing community.

Mr Shanungu said officers experienced serious water problems in the dry season because the two boreholes dries up.