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Government signs US$35 million Contract for rehabilitation of Lusaka Bombay drain

Economy Government signs US$35 million Contract for rehabilitation of Lusaka Bombay drain

Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba
Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba

Government has signed a US$35.5 million construction contract for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Lusaka Bombay Drain.

Secretary to the treasury Fredson Yamba, who is also Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCA) Zambia Board Chairperson, signed the contract for commencement of first works with Cooperativa Muratori Cemensti (CMC di Ravenna) of Italy in Lusaka today.

Mr. Yamba said he was grateful to the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for the US $355 million grant to the Zambian government to support the implementation of the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) Project.

The project will expand the Northern and Southern portions of Lusaka’s Bombay drain under the LWSSD Project to give access to and improve reliability of water supply and sanitation as well as drainage services in selected urban and peri-urban areas of the city of Lusaka.

Mr Yamba expressed hope that the signing of the contract will benefit over 1.2 million residents of Lusaka and permanently addresses the challenge of flooding that the city faces annually due to poor and inadequate drainages.

He urged the contractor CMC di Ravenna to perform quality works and ensure that construction and rehabilitation works are implemented on time and within budget.

Mr Yamba pointed out that the works will also lead to the improvement of traffic movement, people’s health in communities impacted negatively from contamination of water sources and protection of infrastructure from erosion such as roads and buildings.


  1. Poor reporting: so there is a drain running from lusaka all the way to Bombay in Asia. It must be the longest one in the world!

    • Clearly you a cadre, who dont follow the news this was signed under George W Bush…you have other govt spending millions of their taxpayers money on your sanitation whilst your govt is happy to borrow millions of the same dollars elsewhere to buy cars and defence equipment with no shame.

  2. thank you to the USA for funding and making sure the money is spent wisely we all know there is no planning in Lusaka and euro bonds disappear….this project wud never happen without Americas finical muscle

  3. #Imbila, forgive LT reporting because they just copy and paste from poor Zed journalists. FYI, Lusaka has little India which includes part of Kamwala called Bombay or Little madras, if I am not mistaken. #Copperbullet, Zambia would have been much better today if it had taken the Kenya route by accommodating the USA than the route KK had taken yrs ago. America is the mother of all evil but where they’re welcomed, there’s often good visible developmental progress. They are more generous than our colonial masters. i thank the USA too.

    • Yeah, USA is more generous than its former colonial master who is also our former colonial master. May be this MASTER has never been colonised! The master does not know how it feels. Who is the former colonial master of our former colonial master, anyway? Don’t tell me the master is an offshot of the garden of Eden.

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