As Zambia joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Water Day today, being celebrated under the theme; ‘Valuing water: What does water mean to me?’ Environmentalist, Robert Chimambo is concerned about the ongoing human activities that pose a threat to the existence of water bodies such as rivers and lakes. Mr. Chimambo cited deforestation as one of the human activity that adversely affects water recharge areas.
Mr. Chimambo is dismayed by the fact that most of the Forest Reserves created around water recharge points have been degazetted by government to accommodate human settlements.
Mr. Chimambo said both the MMD government and the current regime have not done much to ensure that the forest reserves are protected. He also called for the implementation of practical steps by the Government and other players aimed at protecting forest reserves.