5000 Ndola and Ndeke townships’ residents in Zambia now have a reason to smile as they now have access to clean water. Habitat for Humanity Zambia in association with Allsecur Allianz – a Netherlands based insurance company put up two water kiosks to provide clean and safe drinking water to the residents earlier on this week.
Habitat for Humanity Zambia Programmes Officer, Joyce Mbimbi said the organization, through its water, sanitation and hygiene programme will continue providing safe drinking water.
The Programmes officer further pledged the organization’s continued support to the country’s water and sanitation sectors, stating the support will also be extended towards the alleviation of housing deficit across the country provided the funds are available.
Meanwhile, Allsecur Allianz Pricing and Business Analyst Manager, Michiel Zwijnerburg said his organization has secured funds to support 20 vulnerable families in the country with decent accommodation before the end of 2019.
He also added that the company also seeks to construct more water kiosks in Lusaka to enable more families have access to clean and safe drinking water. Mr. Zwijnerburg emphasized the need to provide clean water to less privileged community as the only way to combating waterborne diseases.
Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga who was represented by Twapia ward Councillor Gilbert Musonda thanked Habitat for Humanity and Allsecur Allianz for helping the two communities with clean points of water.
Mr. Chisenga also implored Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to ensure unserviced areas have access to piped water adding that challenges of safe drinking water are still a challenge in many unplanned settlements which are now being legalized.