Government will in the second quarter of 2018, start implementing the Integrated small towns water supply and sanitation programe in northern, muchinga, Luapula and Western provinces, targeting 12 districts.

The districts include Mbala, Kasama, Mpika and Nakonde. Others are Samfya, Kawambwa, Mwense and Mansa, while the rest are Kaoma, Mongu, Senanga and Sesheke.

The 48 months project, which will be at a total cost of USD150M, with government counterpart funds, and a USD1.6M grant from MIC TAF, aims to increase access to quality, safe and reliable water supply and sanitation for the people in the project areas.

Ministry of Water Development sanitation and environmental protection Permanent Secretary ED CHOMBA says water supply infrastructure will include the rehabilitation and construction of new reservoirs and water network facilities.

Construction and rehabilitation of sewer networks, as well as the construction of climate resilient demonstration public sanitation facilties among other programmes, will be undertaken on the sewerage infrastructure development.

Dr. CHOMBA says at completion, the programme targets to improve the health of close to nine hundred and 30 thousand people through access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation services .

Dr. CHOMBA says the selected utility companies in the project areas Like Chambeshi, are expected to increase thier national coverage contribution to water supply and sanitation from their current contribution of 47 percent and 25 percent water supply and sanitation provision respectively.

He says this is in line with Government’s commitment to have a one hundred percent access to safe, and reliable water supply by all and 90 per cent access to sanitation services by 2030.

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    • We keep on being told about money being spent on projects year after year but we don’t see any signs of the projects on which the money is spent on.
      Lusaka keeps on flooding almost every rain season, and no one seems to think it’s a problem. Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy?

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    • ACTUALLY, @1 THESE ARE THE PROVINCES WHERE ALMOST NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE WHILE MOST OF THE PROVINCES ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT DON’T EVEN VOTE FOR PF HAVE HAD A LION’S SHARE OF VERY MEANINGFUL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. IF YOU GO TO LUAPULA YOU WOULD SHOCKED OF HOW VISIBLY POOR THE WHOLE PROVINCE IS. THE SAME THING APPLIES TO NORTHERN, MUCHINGA AND NORTHWESTERN PROVINCES. THESE ARE THE POOREST PROVINCES IN ZAMBIA. BUT, PEOPLE OF THESE PROVINCES JUST DON’T COMPLAIN. AND YET ONE WONDERS WHY THESE SAME PROVINCE WITH ABUNDANT RESOURCES CANNOT BE DEVELOPED TO FEED ZAMBIA AND AT LEAST THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION.

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  1. This is what happens when you are reckless and incompetent you borrow for important things ..yet you pay upfront for 2nd hand Fire Trucks costing $1 million each.

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  2. At the end of 10 years, Zambia will be a developed place! The jealousy boy will continue to be jealousy and he will not compete with a much stronger Lungu! I think Hazaluza Hagain!

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    • BEFORE WE PLACED HH IN A BOARDING SCHOOL, I USED TO THINK, Jay Jay, @3.1 WERE HH HIMSELF. BUT I CONCLUDED JJ WAS NOT WHEN HE CONTINUED BARKING WHILE UNDER 5 WAS INCARCERATED. SO, I CONCLUDED THAT UPND CHAPS ARE JUST A HEAP OF BITTER AND ANGRY MORONS.

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    • @Peter ..And I am a moron whose keyboard has been CAP locked for forever..really laughable..How you would love me to associated to a silly Political Party!!

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  3. This is a waste of money. Nkana Water and Sewerage were given a lot of money to improve water quality and supply but all we see are 4 x 4s and no water at all. All we see are fake bills in order to support the luxurious life styles of the managers. Just privitize the bloody companies.

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  4. If this is an EQUALIZING Project Fund then NORTH-WESTERN should benefit.
    Useless Judiciary attacking President has just come from there with nothing to offer?

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