UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says provision of clean and safe drinking water should be a priority.
He says once in government, his party’s priority areas would be allocating more resources in water harvesting mechanisms and create more and bigger water reservoirs such as dams and canals to be used for productive purposes in agriculture and grow more food throughout the year without waiting for rains.
He says this is an assured way of reducing hunger and poverty at household level and the country at large. The UPND has since rehabilitated and handed over disused boreholes in Milanzi Constituency, Katete District, Eastern Province.
Mr. Hichilema has since thanked village headmen communities particularly in Chisaka, John Machila and Daniel villages of Chindwale ward of Milanzi constituency for working with the party to make sure they can access clean and safe drinking water in the area.
UPND Chairperson for Agriculture Levy Ngoma represented the UPND in working and handing over the water points to the local communities.