No water for soldiers in Lusaka west residences

No water for soldiers in Lusaka west residences

Soldiers and their families in Lusaka west military camp Apollo L85 are living in houses without water. Soldiers spoken to by the Watchdog fear that a crisis is looming at the camp at the camp especially as the rainy season approaches.

Rationed water only runs in taps some days from 05hrs to 6hrs in the morning. Soldiers and their families use nearby bushes to answer the call of nature.

The drops of water that runs in taps once in a while is pumped from from ZNS Sopelo but even ZNS does not have enough water in the few available boreholes.

A check by the Watchdog revealed that every tap in the camp is surrounded by empty containers waiting for water.

Yet, just two boreholes would solve this water problem completely. Sinking a borehole is roughly K20, 000. Even soldiers themselves can make a plan instead of wasting money on those useless annual balls or funding that perpetually losing football team.

Welcome to Zambia.

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    bridget mufwambi 2 weeks ago

    Sinking 2 boreholes of what size and yield guys? Keep your comments to yourselves when you are ill informed. you know nothing about the subject matter at hand. What I know is that studies have been done which show that there is insufficient yield in the area to justify the sinking of the two boreholes being discussed here. we need a source that can satisfy the 3,000 housing units people. So far the only proper source is the Kafue river through Nampundwe. Now look at the cost implications. Another Millenium Challenge Account is required. The point is that the camp is wrongly sited.

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    jazzy 2 weeks ago

    orange 1 ahh ati dancing with the president at thir ‘balls’ kikiki is it machende kikiki

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    KAMBWILI 2 weeks ago

    me im now used to use the nearby shrubs to answer the call of nature remember I once urinated in Kariba dam and load shedding came to and end kikikikikiki

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    MIHOVA 2 weeks ago

    Fuck off soldier boys and girls its part of training kunyela musanga kakakakakakakakakakaka

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    Mango 2 weeks ago

    After this expose, I am sure they will sink new boreholes. Watchdog please let us know when it happens!!!

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    oranje91 2 weeks ago

    Why is this news?

    Aren’t their leaders always dancing around with the president at their balls?

    They should take the complaints to him.

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    Peter Fumbeshi 2 weeks ago

    If its true that mr mihova has failed to sink 2 boreholes for his employees yet he is busy enjoying even money for poor retirees, he MUST RESIGN !

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    Mwizu 2 weeks ago

    The army makes millions of dollars from UN money and this money is shared by their boss and his nephew . The same money that their bosses have been firing soldiers over.
    It is inexcusable that the entire army can fail to sink 2 boreholes ! Yet their bosses and their nephews are busy plundering their money and buying brand new SUVs from showrooms yet they are civil servants !

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    Mainza 2 weeks ago

    Let them use their initiative. No whimpering.

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