Copperbelt in $200m water system upgrade

Government has released US$ 200 million to Nkana Water and Sewerage Company to implement phase two of the Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation project.

 The project was aimed at providing continuous and satisfactory delivery of portable water to consumers in Kitwe, Kalulushi and Chambishi townships.

Nkana Water and Sewerage Company board chairperson Julia Chaila said the project to be undertaken by China Henan International Corporation, would start this year and take four years to be completed.

Ms. Chaila was speaking during World Water Day commemorations in Kitwe recently under the theme ‘Water and Jobs.’

And Copperbelt Province Minister Mwenya Musenge said Government was implementing various projects in the countryside to enhance development and create jobs.

And Kitwe district commissioner Chanda Kabwe said Government was putting in a lot of resources in the water sector to ensure that citizens benefited from the ruling party’s pro-poor policies.

And  Nkana Water and Sewerage Company managing director Diana Makwaba pledged that the water utility would ensure that a conducive and safe working environment was provided for its workforce.

And in another development, the United States Millennium Challenges Account (MCC) Zambia would spend US$21.9 million to improve  water reticulation in some townships in Lusaka.

The contract awarded to UNIK sought to reduce the time women spend looking for water while combating water-borne diseases. -ZNBC

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