Kafue villagers appeal for boreholes
Written by Millennium on June 30, 2019
LILLIAN CHIKANDI writes
PEOPLE of Chisakila ward of Kafue district have appealed to government to sink boreholes in the area which has no safe and clean drinking water.
The appeal was made by area councillor Mr. Comply Siamungala who said that the people in Chimulambe, Mboza and Muluwe villages had serious challenges in accessing safe and clean water.
He said for a very long time now people in the area had no quality and clean drinking water.
Mr Siamungala expressed worry that people were now being forced to fetch water from Kafue River where they were sometimes attacked by hippos and crocodiles.
He said worse still, some people did not treat or boil water before drinking it.
“Water is life and therefore people should not have difficulties to access it,” he said
Meanwhile Mr Siamungala said the members of the community in Chimulambe village were also appealing to government to build a community school and health post in the area.
He said many of children did not have access to proper education due to lack of a school in the area, while some parents were afraid of enrolling their children to Chisakila primary school because it was very far and feared that elephants might attack the pupils.
“Education is key to success hence the need to have a school in the area. The people were are more than willing to mobilize bricks and sand for the construction of a school and health post in the village,” he said
Meanwhile, some old women of Kapululira ward in Chirundu district have also appealed to government to assist the community with an engine that can be used to pump water from the Zambezi River.
Ms Sinida Mparazulu told the Sun that she was an aged widow who had no strength to walk to the river to fetch some water.
She has lost many friends and family members who were killed by crocodiles at the River while fetching water and feared that she could be the next victim.
Another villager Ms Eunice Nyeleti of Chiwena village also bemoaned that most women were sleeping in the banana plantations and gardens to scare aware hippos and elephants that were ravaging their cash crops.