Over 250 Kitwe homes submerged in water

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Lilian Kalaba- Over 250 houses in Kitwe’s Kandabwe compound are submerged in water while 60 have collapsed after a heavy downpour.

And the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit says it will help the affected families with building materials under the build in better Initiative.

DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe said each household will receive 10 pockets of cement and roofing sheets to help them build better houses.

And Minister of National Planning Development Alexander Chiteme who is also Nkana Member of Parliament has cautioned residents against building near the streams.

Mr. Chiteme however said he will rebuild the bridge that burst causing floods in Kandabwe so that water does not overflow again..

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