Minister of Water Development and Sanitation, Mike Mposha is elated with progress made at the Multi-million-kwacha Kafulafuta water project in Masaiti district.
Mr Mposha said the water challenges being faced in the four districts which include Ndola, Luanshya, Mpongwe and Masaiti will be addressed once the project is commissioned.
Speaking when he toured the water project, Mr Mposha said the Kafulafuta water project will enable Kafubu Water and Sanitation to expand water connections to peri-urban areas.
He disclosed that the project is almost complete as the contractor is working on the final works to meet the set date for completion on 31st December this year.
Mr Mposha noted that the progress made so far at the Kafulafuta dam and the middle pumping station is commendable as it will facilitate the commissioning of the project to improve the water supply to the four districts.
He has urged the Chinese Contractor and Kafubu Management to ensure that the remaining works are completed within the agreed date.
Mr Mposha said the government is working at achieving universal access to water to ensure that Zambians have the opportunity to access clean water supply.
” So for the people of Ndola, Luanshya, Masaiti, and Mpongwe this is good news because the government has worked to ensure that the project is completed at minimal cost,” he said.
Mposha appealed to the residents in the four districts to ensure that they guard the project against vandalism.
And Kafubu Water Managing Director, Joe Mbewe said the completion of the project will help to improve the service delivery of water to customers where supply has been poor.
“We are supposed to supply water 24 hours but in some areas it is below that so this dam gives hope that we are going to meet that target of hours of supply, ” Mr Mbewe said.