The University of Zambia(UNZA) has embarked on a project of installing a stand-by water pump to reduce water shortages at the institution.
Speaking in an interview with Lusaka Star, University of Zambia student Union (UNZASU) interim Minister of Water and Sanitation, Masho Kaloza, said UNZA management is constructing three bole-holes to alleviate the erratic water shortages currently being experienced at the institution.
Mr Kaloza said the water shortages at the university are as a result of the on-going Car park constructions at East Park Mall.
The constructors at the mall are using excavators which are causing leakages on the water pipes supplying water to UNZA.He said.
He added that climate change has also contributed to the water shortage as the boreholes at the institution are drying up.
Meanwhile, a third year student, Emelly Sianshika said the water cuts have become the order of the day and has affected student’s livelihood.
Ms Sianshika added that the water cuts have resulted to unhygienic toilets and bathrooms and urged management to curb this issue as it is a hazard to students lives.