World Vision Zambia (WVZ) watering 50,000 Isoka residents
By Freddy Phiri in Isoka District, Muchinga Province
World Vision Zambia (WVZ) Luswepo- Suwila Cluster Area Programme (LSCAP) Manager Samuel Chanda is targeting to provide water to 50,000 Isoka residents in Muchinga Province.
Officiating at the 2022 World Water Day commemoration, Making Water invisible visible,’ Mr. Chanda said World Vision International (WVI) aims at bettering the livelihood of rural people beyond Zambia’s Isoka residents.
Citing Kalungu, Sansanamwenje, Kantenshya, Chinyonga and Kapililonga areas where people now have piped water, Chanda said the community-based organisation and peers continue working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal Number Six (6) which states: ‘Water and Sanitation for All by the year 2030’.
“World Vision Zambia is providing safe, adequate and clean water to most vulnerable communities in Isoka through mechanization. In 2021, WVZ drilled 66 boreholes and mechanized 5 bores tapping from the ground water that is visible,” said Chanda.
Meanwhile, Isoka Town Council Deputy Chairperson Hastings Silengo praised World Vision Zambia and UNICEF for coming on board in alleviating poverty in Isoka district by providing piped water.
The Deputy Council Chairperson said the impact in uplifting people’s lives has been felt and ultimately resulted considerable reduction of distances covered fetching safe water for drinking and domestic use.
“We appreciate the assistance coming from World Vision Zambia aimed at improving the welfare of our people in the district,” said Mr. Silengo. -‘ ZANIS