Water problem hits Chief Misholo’s area in Chipata

Chief Misholo of the Ngoni people has bemoaned lack of safe drinking water in his area.

He says currently, more than five villages are depending on one borehole which is at Matunga and he is worried that it may also dry up.

The traditional leader says the Lutembwe stream which his subjects usually rely on has already dried up, a situation which has led a serious problem for domestic animals.

Meanwhile farmers in Chanyumbu farming block in Chief Mafuta’s area have no access to safe drinking water, a situation that has also affected their cattle.

Breeze FM Correspondent, Edward Mbulo, who visited the farming block, reports that the area has had no water for a long time.

One of the farmers, Edwin Banda says two boreholes at a nearby clinic catering for about 30 villages have dried up forcing people to move 10 kilometres in search of the commodity.

Mr. Banda says people in the area have suffered long enough adding that government should sink more boreholes to save people from walking long distances to fetch water.

And in a related development people of Zeleguze village in Chief Kawaza’s area in Katete district have asked government to sink boreholes in their village.

The village which is 20 kilometres away from Katete boma has over 200 households but only two boreholes creating a scramble for water.

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