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Villagers refuse to leave flood prone areas

6 years agoMon, 11 Sep 2017 01:20:01 GMT
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Villagers refuse to leave flood prone areas

Speaking during a rural district development committee meeting recently, Bulilima Rural District Council human resources officer, Mr Bongani Ngwenya said out of 31 families from Huwana Ward who had been engaged on relocation and only six showed interest.

Said Ngwenya:

The CPU committee recently conducted a community based risk management training for villagers from Huwana Ward who are located along Manzamnyama River. Of those who attended 31 were affected by floods. Six of them showed interest in being relocated while five others were skeptical and the remaining didn’t want to relocate but they have asked for assistance in repairing their homes. The purpose of the training was to sensitise them on the possible hazards they may face as they are settled in a flood prone area.

Mr Ngwenya said $3, 700 was required to build a homestead for each family that was willing to be relocated. He said the new homesteads will comprise a three roomed house, granary and kitchen hut. 

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