The Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) has approved a K299 million sanitation project for the Chipata Water and Sewerage Company(CWSC).
The money is for the enhancement of water supply and sanitation in Magazine
compound in the district.
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview yesterday, CWSC managing director Bernard Mwewa said the joint agreement was signed yesterday and DTF was ready to fund the project immediately after the approval of procurement plans.
He stated that the Magazine project would provide the people in the compound access
to water which is currently a problem as the area only has three water kiosks to
cater for a population of twelve thousand.
Mr. Mwewa said water installation works will be completed in four months as most of
the required materials will be accessed locally.
He disclosed that CWSC had lined up a number of projects on both short and long term
basis to improve water supply to residents in Chipata.
Mr. Mwewa expressed confidence that his company was on course to provide the
residents good water and sanitation services.
And a representative from DTF, Jackson Mulenga said DTF was quick to approve the
project because CWSC had proved to be efficient in its performance.