By Nation Reporter
KALUMBILA district administration is coordinating with the Lumwana Mining Company for the construction of a multi-purpose water dam in Lumwana East area to begin in 2017, says district commissioner Robson Kalota.
Mr Kalota said the dam was being planned on the Shilenda road at Shikezhi in 2018.
Mr Kalota said the development would spur agriculture and provide an opportunity for water reticulation for the communities in Kalumbila district.
He said the mining company had prioritized the development of basic facilities such as the construction of the two dams to ensure that the people in the area have access to clean drinking water.
“This move is a reflection of the mining company’s friendship to the Government and the people of Kalumbila. The two projects will help strengthen the friendly ties between LMC and Government,” he said.
The district commissioner was speaking during the handover of a water kiosk constructed by Lumwana Mining Company valued at K125,000 in Manyama area.
He said Government regarded the mining company as an all-weather partner and would cooperate with it in all areas of common interest.
He said the cooperation between the Patriotic Front government under the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu, the district administration and the mining company had yielded fruitful results in the seven years of the mine’s operations in the area.
Mr Kalota also implored the district D-washe to work with the local community in the area to ensure that the facilities are viable, functional and delivering the services they were designed for.
Earlier, Lumwana senior corporate affairs manager Nathan Chishimba said the gesture was in furtherance of Lumwana Mining Company’s commitment to improve the quality of lives in Manyama through the provision of quality portable water.