ELIZABETH CHATUVELA, Mongu
VILLAGE Water, a non-governmental organisation, is this year set to put up a total of 29 water points in three
districts in Western Province.
Village Water provincial manager Mubiana Myangwa said the districts that will benefit are Mongu, Kalabo and Nalolo.
Mr Muyangwa said the organisation will drill nine boreholes in Mongu, five in Kalabo and 15 in Nalolo.
“One of the Nalolo water points will be a solar pumping system at Liliachi School,” he said.
And Mr Muyangwa said the organisation is about to install a solar pumping system in Liyoyelo village in Mongu.
He said the solar system, which is resilient to floods, is being set up to mitigate the effects of climate change in the Barotse floodplains.
“This is one of the models we are designing for climate change and disaster preparedness under the strengthening capacity for WASH preparedness in four districts of Western Province that include Limulunga, Mongu, Nalolo and Mwandi.”
The project is funded under the Norwegian Christian Aid through a consortium of Nordic non-governmental organisations called Joint Country Program,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mulobezi district commissioner Cecilia Limwanya has warned civil servants and senior government officers in the district against engaging in acts of money laundering and corruption.
Speaking at the workshop organised by Financial Intelligence Centre recently, Captain Limwanya urged civil servants to do their work professionally and avoid engaging in vices that may land them in problems.
Captain Limwanya also appealed to the Barotse Royal Establishment representatives in the area not to sell land to people who use middlemen to acquire property.
And speaking at the same workshop, director for compliance and prevention department Diphat Tembo called on all civil servants to report acts of corruption by their superiors as they are protected by the whistle-blowers Act.