By Zumani Katasefa
MP, Dr. Lwipa has only managed to sink few water wells around the area where his parents come from.
VILLAGERS of Lufwanyama area, one of Zambia’s areas which is blessed with natural mineral resources such as emeralds have no access to clean drinking water, UKZAMBIANS has learnt.
One of the villagers Aaron Kasongo disclosed over the Easter weekend that most of the people in the area had no access to clean water adding that they were getting their water from contaminated streams which are also infested with beasts such as crocodiles.
“The situation is not okay and we are urging the government through our member of parliament Dr Puma Lwipa to help us have access to clean water,” said Mr Kasongo.
Mr Kasongo said it was sad that people in the area were not benefiting from the natural resources that the land has being blessed with.
He said MP, Dr. Lwipa has only managed to sink few water wells around the area where his parents come from.
“We are appealing to the investors who are mining in this area, to help the community have access to clean water,” he said.
Mr Kasongo further disclosed that Lufwanyama area has no access to communication facilities such as mobile telecommunication yet it was hugely contributing to the coffers of Zambia.
“Look at the money that come from this area, through mining of emeralds but we don’t benefit anything, this sad, soon will start seeing politicians coming to ask for votes from us and making a lot of promises which they never fulfil,” he said.
Efforts to get a comment from Lufwanyama parliamentarian Dr. Lwipa Puma failed. /ENDS