Water crisis hits Chongwe town

Written by on April 12, 2019

A water crisis has hit Chongwe town with a population size of about 20,000 people earmarked to depend on supply of the commodity using water bowsers.

Chongwe area Member of Parliament Japhen Mwakalombe has confirmed the crisis to Millennium Radio saying nearest rivers are drying up in Chalimbana, while the boreholes sank are unable to give the much needed demand.

Mr. Mwakalombe says following this challenge with boreholes, he had to source for the drilling of boreholes 27 km from Chongwe town where three commercial boreholes were cited and pipes have since been laid to avert the crisis.

Mr. Mwakalombe says his office is doing everything possible to ensure that this challenge is addressed and has since engaged the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit DMMU  which is preparing to finance towards this challenge.

Mr. Mwakalombe says as area MP, he understands the problem people are faced with but has assured that the DMMU will finance the installation of piped water from Chalimbana to Chongwe town for people to have clean water.


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