Kalichelo Dam in Kasenengwa Constituency of Chipata district could dry up.

Kalichelo Dam in Kasenengwa Constituency of Chipata district could dry up due to indiscriminate cutting down of trees around the area.
Provincial Water Officer, Charles Changa says that if measures are not taken to address the situation, the dam will dry up.
Mr. Changa was speaking during inspections of dams by Deputy Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Charles Zulu.
Mr. Changa says that while some people are cutting down the trees other are have started planning to build houses and other commercial ventures.
He pointed out that the dam has the potential to assist the community with safe drinking water and irrigation farming if protected.
And the Deputy Minister of Mines Energy and Water Development, Charles Zulu, called on the department to peacefully dialogue with the people trying to carry out the construction works near the dam.
Mr. Zulu says there is need to engage a named businessman on the need to rescind his decision of constructing a lodge near the dam.

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