Government has released K915 million for road works in Kawambwa district of Luapula Province. Kawambwa District Commissioner Gershom Tanga says the money is meant for the rehabilitation of four main roads in the district.
Mr. Tanga says the rehabilitation work will commence soon.He disclosed this during the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) meeting held in the council chamber Thursday morning. He also said earthmoving equipment has been released to the district and has since appealed to members of the community to support the project.
Mr. Tanga added that once the roads are repaired, transportation of farming inputs to farmers this season will be eased.
In another development, the District Commissioner has appealed to Luapula Rural Water Supply and sewerage company (LRWSSC) to improve the supply of water in the district.
Mr. Tanga wondered why the company has decided to increase the water tariffs before improving the system in the area.
He has since advised the water firm to seriously address the issue of service delivery and customer satisfaction as opposed to rushing into increasing the tariffs.
And members of the DDCC unanimously resolved that the water utility company should suspend the new tariffs until the water reticulation system is improved.
And some people talked to by ZANIS in the area said the supply of water by the new company is worse than was the case with the council.
They said LRWSSC should not rely on customers for capital but that it should first improve the system. They said they are willing to pay the new tariffs once the system is improved and have since called on the new company to provide a good service to its customers.
Luapula Rural Water Supply and Sewerage Company took over from the local council in January this year in a bid to improve the water reticulation system.