local government, housing, early childhood and environmental protection minister professor nkandu luo has observed that the growth in population and the number of unplanned settlements is the biggest contributor to the poor service provision from water utilities in the country.
speaking in an interview with radio phoenix, professor luo said people are taking the law into their on hands by constructing houses in places which are not yet planned or earmarked for water supply and illegally connecting to water pipes without realizing that this will become a big problem to their lives.
professor luo has explained that during the planning of most of the towns, most parts were left out as planners were planning according to the population when towns were founded.
she says at the moment most of the major towns with the water and sanitation problems need re-planning of the water reticulation system which will encompass every customer’s household. meanwhile professor luo has reiterated that her ministry will not renew all the licenses for the car washers around lusaka which have mushroomed greatly without proper channels.