Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people says he is happy with the improved water reticulation system, which has contributed to the reduction of water borne diseases in Eastern province.
The traditional leader says his subjects previously suffered before several boreholes were sunk in the area.
Paramount Chief Mpezeni said this when Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Raphael Nakacinda, paid a courtesy call on him at his Ependukeni Palace.
Mr. Nakacinda is in the province checking on water and sanitation developmental projects and offer guidance in line with President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s vision of providing clean and safe water to all.
Chief Mpezeni says people shared water points such as streams and rivers with animals, which today is a thing of the past.
“We used to carry water from home when going to the field but today boreholes are everywhere, we are able to draw from any point.
“Against this background, we have no reason for not supporting President Edgar Lungu because he has delivered on his promises,” Chief Mpezeni says.
Mr. Nakacinda revealed that Government has earmarked to drill a minimum of 10 boreholes across all districts in the province as well as rehabilitating all the dams that have collapsed.
He says with the completion of the master plan, the water reticulation system and Sanitation services will significantly improve in the Province.
The Minister has since visited a number of districts that include Petauke, Katete, Lusangazi, Vubwi, Sinda, Nyimba among others