Minister of Water Development and Sanitation Mike Mposha has bemoaned the continued encroachment of water bodies across the country by the general public.

Mr. Mposha says government will now take a new approach and unreservedly punish all individuals that will encroach on water bodies.

Mr. Mposha has also noted with concern the increase of encroachment on river banks which he says is a leading cause for water contamination.

He has therefore urged all Zambian’s to heed to governments directive not to encroach on river banks and water bodies for them to enjoy good water and sanitation services.

Mr. Mposha was speaking in Lusaka today.