BY OSCAR NKUWA
Residents of Lilanda Township in Matero constituency have expressed concern over the continued water shortages being experienced in that community.
A 72 year old woman Catherine Chanda has complained to a Komboni Radio news crew which visited the area that the residents are forced to cover a distance of over 2 kilometers to the nearest water source.
Mrs Chanda has attributed the water shortages in Lilanda Township to the old pipes have not been replaced since the country’s political independence.
Another resident Peter Ndala also complained that residents are forced to wake as early as 03 hours in search of water for domestic use.
The residents have since appealed to the relevant authorities to address the water challenges being faced in the community.
Recently, Kapwepwe ward 25 Councilor Patrick Salubusa told Komboni Radio News that Lilanda compound and other surrounding areas have been neglected in the provision of clean water for many years.
Mr Salubusa however assured residents that he has engaged relevant authorities spearheading the Lusaka water and sanitary project to connect the area to new water pipes.