Acute water shortage hits Southern Province
Written by Millennium Radio on March 27, 2019
Chief Chikanta of the Tonga people in Kalomo district says most parts of Southern Province have been hit with an acute shortage of water as a result of drought being experienced.
And Chief Chikanta has called on government to urgently intervene by sending relief food because people are threatened with hunger as most crops have dried up due to lack of rains.
Chief Chikanta has told Millennium Radio that much of the province is affected by the drought and now the traditional leadership is depending on government to send relief food especially in his area.
He says water for animal consumption is also drying up which calls for urgent intervention as both human and livestock are affected by the drought while the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit DMMU has not been on the ground to assess the impact.