Parliamentarian for Salima North West Constituency has called upon government to solve water challenges in her area saying the situation has contributed to the increase of cholera cases.
The parliamentarian, Dr. Jessie Kabwira made the remarks in parliament on Monday when contributing to general debate for mid-year budget review motion.
Dr Kabwira described the water shortage situation in her constituency as ‘acute’.
“If you come from Siyasiya going to Dowa it is acute. What really touches me when I go there they complain that they have never seen a borehole in the area since creation,” she said.
Cholera cumulative cases in the district were at 59 as of Monday.
The Parliamentarian said the situation has now very tricky with the outbreak.
“Right now we have a cholera outbreak and when I go there and I say to them wash your hands, the question is they will wash hands with what water?”
Dr Kabwira added: “They are failing to cook, they cannot send their children to school, it is acute.”