Upgrading of Water and sanitation infrastructure in Lusaka moved to 2016

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Resident Country Director Millennium Challenge Corporation Steve Marma speaking whilst flanked by CEO Millennium Challenge Account Pamela Bwalya and Director Operations Millennium Challenge Account Israel Banda during Millennium Challenge Water meeting at Parliament building
FILE: Resident Country Director Millennium Challenge Corporation Steve
Marma speaking whilst flanked by CEO Millennium Challenge Account
Pamela Bwalya and Director Operations Millennium Challenge Account
Israel Banda during Millennium Challenge Water meeting at Parliament
building

Construction works for the upgrading and improvement of Water and sanitation infrastructure in Lusaka under the Lusaka Water Supply Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) projects has been deferred to 2016.

Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) Public Relations Officer Topsy Sikalinda told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the project has been rescheduled to the first quarter of 2016 and are expected to be completed in 2017.

Construction works were scheduled to start in October this year but have since been postponed to April 2016.

Mr Sikalinda explained that the development has been caused by delays from the tender process meant to select contractors to undertake the Lusaka Water Supply Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) projects.

He said the water utility firm was to ensure that qualified contractors are selected who will ensure that works on the LWSSD projects are executed according to contract specifications and of good quality.

Mr. Sikalinda said once the process of selecting contractors is done, actual construction works will not take longer than the planning and design phase.

Over US$351 million has been injected into the project by Millennium Challenge Account funded by the United States government to improve water, sanitation and drainage system in Lusaka District.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. thats just a strategy which pf will use in 2016 as it campaigns .the money was released a year ago,poor planning,RB used this formula but still lost.

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    • @Planzo. I doubt anyone is allowed near this pool of money. Look up the project. Can’t remember the link to congress but I did place it on LT over a year ago.

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  2. Reading between the lines – as this is something that is answerable and monitored by US can all those dodgy applicants please think again and make way for genuine contractors. That means hiding behind newly created entities will not wash this time. Good project. Good luck. We will have to endure people swimming back stroke on the streets of Lusaka amidst floating rubbish for a wee while longer…

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  3. GBM and a lot of Rich people can form a company and clean Lusaka’s water ways up. Alas they have no ideas as always. PF are equally clueless.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  4. As usual with PF, the truth could be something else. Just because the money is from USA does not mean it cannot be stolen. Consider the massive looting at Ministry of Health that Kapoko orchestrated. Those were donor funds.

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