UPND rehabilitates boreholes in Katete

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The UPND has rehabilitated and handed over disused boreholes in Milanzi Constituency of Katete District in Eastern Province.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has announced the gesture, saying provision of clean and safe drinking water should be a priority.

He says once in government, his party’s priority areas would be allocating more resources in water harvesting mechanisms and create more and bigger water reservoirs such as dams and canals to be used for productive purposes in agriculture and grow more food throughout the year without waiting for rains.

“As part of our community contributions, we have rehabilitated and handed over some disused boreholes in Milanzi Constituency, Katete District, Eastern Province,” Hichilema wrote on his official Facebook page.

“Safe and clean drinking water for our citizens throughout the country is a huge priority to us as it reduces the disease burden hence reducing the stress on our already congested healthy care infrastructure in the country.

“Once in government, one of our priority areas would be allocating more resources in water harvesting mechanisms and create more and bigger water reservoirs such as dams and canals which our citizens can then use for productive purposes in agriculture and grow more food throughout the year without waiting for rains. That is the assured way of reducing hunger and poverty at household level and the country at large.”

Hichilema has since thanked village headmen in the area for working with his party to ensure that people can access clean and safe drinking water.

“We are grateful to the village headmen and local communities particularly in Chisaka, John Machila and Daniel villages of Chindwale ward of Milanzi constituency for working with our water technicians who we sent on the ground to make sure our citizens can access clean and safe drinking water in the area.”

UPND Chairperson for Agriculture Levy Ngoma represented the UPND in handing over the boreholes, with Hichilema hinting that state police prevented him from personally handing over the facilities.

“We would have loved to travel to the area ourselves and be with our fellow citizens in Milanzi Constituency but, as usual, there are lots of restrictions on our movements by those who have decided to curtail our freedoms of movements and other liberties.

“Our Chairperson for Agriculture Hon. Levy Ngoma represented us in working and handing over these water points to the local communities in the area. Special thanks to our Eastern Province Vice Chairperson Mr. Mike Tembo, Provincial IPS Mr Mususa Mwambula, District secretary Mr Mateyo Nkhoma, District Youth Chair Mr Kasanda Nyirenda and Chindwale ward UPND losing councillor Ms.Jennifer Phiri.”

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One Response to UPND rehabilitates boreholes in Katete

  1. Well done UPND. Keep up the good work. God bless Zambia!

    James
    May 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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