Government has directed the Department of Water Affairs to come up with a BoQ, Bill of Quantity within ten days for drilling of a borehole and construction of a dam in Chiparamba and M’sanga wards of Chipata district.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo told Water Affairs Engineer, Brian Kalindi that the serious water challenges people are facing in the two areas needs to be addressed soon.
Mr. Kasolo says people in the two areas are walking long distances to fetch water while domestic animals have no permanent Dams to drink water from.
He says his office will not wait on central government to attend to local issues and has engaged business people to contribute resources towards alleviating challenges faced by the local people.
Mr. Kasolo who was accompanied by Chipata Mayor, Sinoya Mwale had gone to assess the water situation in the two wards.
He says the program will also be extended to other areas with similar challenges such as Mambwe.