By Christopher Chisi
The Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat Zambia says the low budgeting towards the housing sector has continued to worsen the current housing deficit in the country.
According to the United Nations- UN habitat, the national housing deficit stands at 1.5 million units and is projected to double by 2030.
Civic Forum on Housing in Zambia Executive Director, Grace Mtonga believes that once the housing deficit is addressed, outbreak of water-borne diseases such as cholera will be curtailed.
In an interview with 5fm news, Mtonga has since called for increased funding towards the sector.
She has also advised the government to work with the civil society organizations in order to the housing deficit in the country.