Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Dutch Government Grants Zambia K9.6 Million for Solwezi Water Works Design



Zambia and The Netherlands have signed a grant agreement of EURO 900, 000 for detailed design works for Solwezi Water and Sanitation Works, which, once implemented and completed, will benefit over 100,000 inhabitants.

The GRANT agreement was signed by Finance Minister Felix Mutati on behalf of Zambia and ROBERT DIJKSTERHUIS, a member of the Board of International Programs of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, signed on behalf of the Netherlands.

Commenting on the matter Mr. Mutati said Zambia is strongly resolved in quickening the pace of development and implementing attendant measures, in which regard, “we are looking forward to the completion of design works so that we proceed and implement the project using a financing facility that will comprise of a 50% GRANT from the Government of Netherlands and 50% from the Zambian Government.”

At the Sustainable Development Summit held in New York, United States of America, on 25 September, 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 goes beyond drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to also address the quality and sustainability of water resources, critical to the survival of people and the planet. The 2030 Agenda recognizes the centrality of water resources to sustainable development, and the vital role that improved drinking water, sanitation and hygiene play in progress in other areas, including health, education and poverty reduction.

To quote the words of The UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the SDG’S Summit, “This agreement [2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development] marks an important milestone in putting our world on an inclusive and sustainable course. If we all work together, we have a chance of meeting citizens’ aspirations for peace, prosperity, and wellbeing, and to preserve our planet.”

Similarly, “Zambia’s agreement with The Netherlands marks an important milestone in putting 100,000 residents of the Solwezi community on an inclusive and sustainable course through provision of safe, clean, piped and functional water and sanitation services,” and he added that, “we are unwavering in our commitment towards this goal as we believe that Zambia offers some of the best opportunities due to the abundant natural water resource endowments,” said the Minister.


  1. @ Divide and rule wandepula kkkkkk true bro these misfits always signing agreements work colossal sums of dollars but not improvement . With Pamafi what do you expect?

  2. This makes me believe that we shall only develop and really be independent after the death of the crop of leaders who are above 50yrs.. Coz they’ll lived under our colonial masters hence it’s instinct for them to be getting partly or everything in some cases from umusungu.. It’s like you still believe what they taught you that you’ve nothing and you can’t do anything without them…. Nomba tukamilanga when our generation fully takes charge

  3. Even a Province that is able to fund itself you need a grant for that …these fooolish beggers can not even raise a mere 900K Euros but are they first in putting express orders for 200+ useless Solar Hammer Mills for $200 million from the Chines when they do not even have clean drinking water.
    No shame at all!!

  4. Umwina…you are true but wher else and how else do we get money to progress……. do u go to a fish pond to get goats…… u go to where you can get what u need……umusungu has his uses

  5. PF is not different from these witch doctors who give people false hopes of becoming rich, when themselves are living in poverty, is this the more money in your pockets they promised you? How do you promise more money in people’s pockets, when all you know is asking for THANDIZO.

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