Works on the Kanyemba and Shichama water project in Mwense district have reached an advanced stage.
The K9 million water project is expected to be commissioned in the next two months.
Speaking when he toured the construction works for the two projects, Water Development, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection Minister Dennis Wanchinga described the project as a fulfilment of government’s commitment to improving quality of life through clean drinking water.
Dr Wanchinga observed that Mwense is prone to water borne diseases and that the coming of the water project will go a long way in ensuring that water borne diseases are eliminated.
He said the water project has come at a time when people are grappling with access to clean drinking water and that with the coming of the water project people in the area will concentrate on agriculture and empower themselves.
And Luapula Water and Sewerage Company Managing Director Kenneth Chense described the project as landmark in fulfilling the company mandate of expanding the supply of water to more people
Engineer Chense says the project will impact positively in reducing the disease burden resulting from drinking untreated water.
He says the piped water project will further increase on productivity as it will reduce the spent on drowning water from both the mothers and school going girls.