95 percent of Works on the K9.7 million Katembula earth dam in Lufwanayama district on the Copperbelt province have been completed.
This came to light when state house chief analyst for project implementation and monitoring Joseph Mukupa inspected the facility to check on the progress of works.
In an interview with ZANIS, Mr Mukupa said it is delightful to note that the project has taken shape and that the people of lufwanayama are finally going to have clean and safe water.
Mr Mukupa disclosed that once works are fully completed, a contractor will be engaged to construct a water distribution and purification network that will see the people of lufwanayama receiving water directly into their homes.
Meanwhile, Lufwanayama district commissioner Miniver Mutesa said the people in her area are looking forward to seeing the dam fully operational.
Ms Mutesa said the project is a gift for the people of lufwanayama and that the district will for the first time have a water reticulation system.
She expressed confidence that the face of Lufwanayama district would take a new shape once the project is handed over to government in 3 weeks time.