Floods force more than 1000 Kanyama families out of their homes

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FLOODS resulting from heavy rains have caused more than 1000 families to leave their homes in Lusaka’s Kanyama Compound.

Businesses have also been shut down according to a Diamond TV report.

Kanyama Ward 10 Councilor, Brighton Bvilumba is appealing to the disaster management and mitigation unit (DMMU) to intervene.

One of the affected shop owners, Emmanuel Chanda has called on authorities to expand the drainage in Kanyama.

Perennial flooding in Kanyama compound date as far back as 1978 when eleven people died and thousands were left homeless.

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