Photo of the day: Pabwato for sure

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It’s Pabwato for sure. Says a Watchdog reader who sent this photo. This is Ibex hill and this place is near Hilltop hospital,I can imagine how floods are in Kanyama and other compounds.
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98 Responses to Photo of the day: Pabwato for sure

  1. Un planned settlement,and without the Council approval at first instance.Please don’t the PF government,let us blame ourselves,because whenever we are advised to,we just continue building.

    Kayemba - January 16, 2013
    17:13

  2. Ever heard of climate change? No amount of drainage can cope up with the abnormal rains the world is receiving today. Just recently houses were submerged in the Philippines, bridges were washed away in South Africa, Super storm Sandy ravaged the eastern coast of the USA. I never heard Obama being blamed for the floods by the Republicans and instead the discussion was on what is causing the abnormal climate. Surely there must be some cause and effect on the enormous amount of carbon dioxide we are discharging into the atmosphere mostly by China and America. Unless there is a concerted effort by the world to reduce green house gases abnormal floods will be there whichever party is in power.

    Senior Engineer RTD - January 15, 2013
    13:22

    • This ain’t nothing to do with climate change!

      Bus - January 15, 2013
      22:39

  3. Ever heard of climate change? No amount of drainage can cope up with the abnormal rains the world is receiving today. Just recently houses were submerged in the Philippines, bridges were washed away in South Africa, Super storm Sandy ravaged the eastern coast of the USA. I never heard Zuma being blamed by the DA nor Obama being blamed for the floods by the Republicans and instead the discussion was on what is causing the abnormal climate. In fact he would have lost the elections had the storm been attributed to him. Surely there must be some cause and effect on the enormous amount of carbon dioxide we are discharging into the atmosphere mostly by China and America. Unless there is a concerted effort by the world to reduce green house gases abnormal floods will be there whichever party is in power.

    Senior Engineer RTD - January 15, 2013
    13:18

  4. A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush.

    http://isabelmarantsoldes.webnode.fr - January 15, 2013
    12:35

  5. i mean, its a great feeling country men to leave yo house after a heavy down pour, go in the street bare foot and just hv a feel of the gushing water beneath.As u can see in this picture, two adults are enjoying their wadd. u will miss these sceneries

    Tondolo - January 15, 2013
    12:30

  6. this scene is awesome :-o. who doesnt get amazed to see water rushing past, better still the splashing, the high waves that get created wen a car passes thru the deep?

    Tondolo - January 15, 2013
    12:06

  7. This is west Africa, in Zambia we use right hand drive and not left hand

    REBASED ZULU - January 15, 2013
    10:49

  8. This issue of floods originated from MMD and PF will work hard to collect it come next rain season no floods will be recorded.There was poor planning of most Lusaka residential areas and to that Lusaka has a type of rock which is very bad and needs explosives to break which made it difficulty for the colonial governments( both MMD and UNIP ) to construct as explosives where strictly controlled specifically for the mines

    REBASED ZULU - January 15, 2013
    10:44

  9. OK PEOPLE GET THIS: THIS PHOTO IS REAL FROM IBEX HILL LEADING TO AMERICAN EMBASSY. THE ONLY CONFUSSION IS THE EDITOR POSTED IT IN MIRROR REFLECTION, THTS WHY ITS GIVING U THE LEFT HAND DRIVE. PLAY AROUND WITH IT

    Examiner - January 15, 2013
    08:16

  10. There is another place where Zambia is expected to loose many lives soon.

    SEMEKI - January 15, 2013
    04:02

  11. Imwe ba fyatile, are you trying to tell us PF are the ones who have blocked the drainage system? It makes no sense for certain foolish people to attribute floods to PF. Are you trying to say mu UNIP namu MMD there where no floods???? The cry should be to urge the current government to correct the situation and not to site them as the cause…..My God, read your own posts over and over again, and try to digest your own comments. Total kak! Criticism is necessary but let it be positive and productive. An innocent picture informing the nation about something real should be infested with stinking hatred comments and posts???? Iyo kwena…..HATRED will make some of you drown in your own shit, kabili ninshi flood naingila mutumayanda twenu and you are too bitter to just report to the relevant authorities normally, so kunwinafye kubupuba. ATAH! Anyway, if the floods have been brought by PF, get used to it coz you have another 3 years to oar, swim or drown…..PABWATO!

    Mwebelepo - January 14, 2013
    22:51

  12. I loath PF!

    silu ni silu - January 14, 2013
    19:09

  13. Lets try and employ indegenous technologies, the Lozis may have a solution for this sort of thing!

    cynic - January 14, 2013
    18:20

  14. “Never disturb your enemy when he is making a mistake.”….Napoleon.

    I see most of the bloggers on this site are anti PF… PF made your work easier by defeating MMD. Now what remains for you is to take ‘em out in 2016. The more you blow your vuvuzelas the more they wake up and will strategise and retain power in 2016.

    Bonaparte - January 14, 2013
    17:48

  15. Mirror image guys, simple science or basic physics, that picture is from Zambia, the only this we need to agree upon is that we need a major drainage system and road construction to fix the bad city planning of the yester years, let stop pointing fingers!!

    PF Foward - January 14, 2013
    15:40

    • Nobody is pointing fingers the blame goes to the pf coz they don’t think like you do. All they think about is how to arrest the next person

      tonto - January 14, 2013
      17:33

    • Iwe Not finger pointing this Pathetic Frogs’ Govt is Rubbish. Kanya!

      finance Minister - January 14, 2013
      17:55

  16. These have been there owez

    Jack - January 14, 2013
    15:34

    • But should not be there now more than 90 days since the great leader/messiah took over the reins of power!

      Lyelela Lyambai - January 14, 2013
      17:11

    • ma friene we ll owz blem the current Govmt.U wamt us to put the blem on Narep who is alone without an mp, no everything now is PF not MMD.

      food - January 14, 2013
      17:59

    • So if they ve been there alwaz does that give a sense living it. Do you know the people of misisi,kanyama, chawama,matero and those of them that live in limbo squalor feel about or live up to such conditions. All we are asking for the leadership to serve as per their promises.

      tonto - January 14, 2013
      18:06

      • You cannot do anything about the floods in Kanyama or Misisi. Those peeople settled in an area with a lot of lime stone which by nature should dissolve in the rainy season and as a result build craters. It will be very expensive to move these people to a different location but the problem should have been looked at during Kaundas era. The population then was small and we always claim that the economy was doing great. But try and talk to these people about relocating and you will be suprised to learn that most of them dont wan to move out.

        Darth Vader - January 16, 2013
        10:57

        • I wonder if it is like some parts of Louisiana in the U.S.; the land naturally floods due to the low elevation and presence of the Mississippi River, Gulf Coast and seasonal hurricanes, but the levees have caused some areas to flood more (while protecting other areas where wealthier people live). The government needs to look at developing drainage systems for these areas, and to ensure that new structures and land changes do not worsen the problem. Many people don’t want to move out because it is cheaper and more convenient to live in Kanyama and Misisi, and they know that any resettlement projects will put them far outside the city, when many of them have never learned how to farm. It’s a tricky issue, and government needs to talk to the residents to promote their well-being.

          AnAppealToCommonSense - January 17, 2013
          01:29

  17. HOW CAN YOU KEEP LEFT IN CONFUSION,TRY IT, EVERY TIME THERE IS A PROBLEM ON THE ROAD, PEOPLE WONT FOLLOW THE ROAD RULES….WHICH POLICEMAN CAN ARREST THESE PIPO IN THE PHOTO, EVEN TODAY? NONE BECAUSE THE POLICE CANT COME OUT OF THEIR POSH CARS TO STAND IN THAT STINKING WATER…LETS REASON, ONCE ANYONE DRIVES ON OPPOSITE SIDES, EVERY CAR FOLLOWING JUST FOLLOWS ASSUMING THEY KNOW THE SAFER PLACES TO PASS…

    NewZambia - January 14, 2013
    15:28

  18. Zambians dont be duped that drainage is in Lusaka.i know this site is used for opposition propaganda.

    rodrick - January 14, 2013
    15:12

    • Listen to yourself “drainage is in lusaka”you don’t even know what you are talking about.

      tonto - January 14, 2013
      18:11