Works on the project to connect some parts of Lusaka to a permanent water supply network have reached 40 percent.
Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) recently announced that it had embarked on a K153 million project to connect residents in some parts of Lusaka to the permanent supply line.
However, Company Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Patson Phiri has attributed the slow pace of the works to the rocky landscape of most project sites.
He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today, that due to this challenge, the water utility company will not meet the set deadline of January 2019 to complete the works.
“For now the works are only at 40 percent, the works have been low because these areas are rocky thereby, posing a challenge so we will not meet the January deadline,” he said.
Government through LWSC came up with a project of connecting people to permanent water supply line as a measure to increase access to clean and safe water especially in areas that are considered to be cholera epic centers during the last cholera outbreak.
Areas that are earmarked for the project include Kanyama and Bauleni which will be connected to the permanent network while, in Chawama the company will put up water kiosks in order to increase access to clean and water safe.