CINDI calls for increased access of clean water and sanitation
Ndola, March 28, 2013, ZANIS — A Civic organization on the Copperbelt says lack of access to adequate water and sanitation services is threatening the well being of many poor people the province.
Children In Need ( CINDI ) Kitwe Trust Executive Director George Chiyeke says poor water and sanitation has made many families living in compounds and other high density areas to be at high risk of disease outbreaks such as dysentery.
ZANIS reports that the CINDI Trust Executive Director said this an interview in Ndola today.
He explained that the situation has further been worsened by pollution from the mines and poor environmental interventions.
Mr Chiyeke has also stated that the continued power outages by has contributed to poor health delivery systems.
A recent survey by CINDI has revealed that people living in high density areas still cannot access basic services such as water, proper sanitation, health and electricity despite been in an urban province.
The aim of the survey was to track the budget and check as to whether resources from government and its cooperating partners were been directed to intended beneficiaries to reduce poverty revealed