Kapombo coun­cil tack­les wa­ter blues

Daily Nation Newspaper - - NORTH WESTERN NEWS DAILY NATION -

JACK MAPAPAYI THE Kabompo district coun­cil has drilled 11 bore­holes to ease per­sis­tent wa­ter chal­lenges in the area.

Coun­cil chair­per­son Pres­ley Makayi told the Daily Na­tion that the lo­cal au­thor­ity was prompted to drill the bore­holes be­cause of the wa­ter chal­lenges that had con­tin­ued to dog the district.

Mr Makayi ex­plained that 80 per­cent of the house­holds in the district had no piped wa­ter.

“Yee, as a coun­cil I can con­firm that we have drilled 11 bore­holes just to cush­ion the wa­ter chal­lenges the district is faced with, Mr Makayi said.

He said de­spite the drilling of the bore­holes, there was need to con­nect the houses to piped wa­ter.

“The 11 bore­holes are just a tem­po­ral mea­sure, a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion is to have all houses con­nected to piped wa­ter, he said.

He ap­pealed to gov­ern­ment to re­lease funds to en­able the coun­cil make avail­able piped wa­ter to houses in the area.

And Mr Makayi ob­served that apart from drilling the bore­holes, the coun­cil was re­pair­ing 25 de­funct bore­holes in the district.

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