By Smart Eagles Reporter
President Lungu’s daughter, Miss Tasila Lungu has embarked on an initiative to sink boreholes across the country in a bid to improve the water situation which is a problem in some rural parts of the country.
And Miss Lungu who is Nkoloma ward Councillor in Chawama Constituency of Lusaka Province has said that the initiative was born when she encountered an old woman drawing water 8kms from her home whilst she was on a Country wide shoe distribution program called, ‘Going Miles for Smiles’.
The Borehole initiative is being implemented under Miss Lungu’s ubulayo initiative which seeks to supplement governments efforts at bettering the lives of the citizens.
Apart from Eastern Province, the borehole initiative will be replicated in Muchinga and Copperbelt Provinces before spilling over to the rest of the Provinces.
And the People in the areas where the boreholes will be sank have expressed profuse gratitude at the gesture by Miss Lungu of sinking the 100 boreholes in the Province .
Headman chilokote stated that in his village, people and animals share the same well for drinking water. He stated that this was a cause for waterborne diseases in the area which he was sure would be a thing of the past once the boreholes are sunk.