Climate Resilience Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) has embarked on a project to rehabilitate Mashili Dam which has been in existence since 1959 in Shibuyunji district.
The rehabilitation of the dam will ease the problems farmers face as they depend on the dam for irrigation especially in winter.
The Dam is also a source of drinking water for their animals.
CRIDF representative Johnathan Mwiinga confirmed that CRIDF will support the project financially.
He said this during the meeting held in Mashili Village yesterday.
Shibuyubji District Commissioner Phanuel Mweemba commended CRIDF for the commitment it has shown towards developing the district.
Mr Mweemba has since thanked CRIDF and urged members of the committee on the project of the dam to work hard during the period of rehabilitation.
He also urged the people to to guard the infrastructure jealously as it was a good gesture.
And Committee Chairperson of the project Longson Phiri pledged to work tirelessly with the community to ensure the dam starts operating soon.
He said the Dam is important to the people of Shibuyunji as it is the only source of water for irrigation and cattle during the dry season.
The changes in the rain pattern due to climate change has affected a lot of farmers in Zambia and Shibyunji farmers have not been spared.