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$150M KAFUE BULK WATER PROJECT TO REDUCE LUSAKA WATER BLUES

THE Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company (LWSC) has described the US$150 million Kafue Bulk Water Project as a game-changer in the quest to address water and sanitation challenges in Lusaka Province.

The project, which is due to be completed in February next year, will have an additional of about 50,000 cubic litres to the current water supply to the City.

Lusaka has a population of over three million people and is currently in deficit as the City receives only 258,000 cubic litres of water are supplied out of the required 421,000 cubic litres.

LWSC Managing Director Jonathan Kampata explained that the company will not relent in improving water and sanitation services in the Province despite the huge demand for the commodity.

Mr Kampata stated that the Kafue bulk water project is a game-changer in the quest to address water and sanitation challenges in Lusaka Province.

Meanwhile, LWSC Projects Manager Whycliff Kunda disclosed that only electricity power connection is remaining for the Lolanda water intake, treatment and pump plants to be operational.

“The Lolanda water intake, treatment and pump plants are 98 percent done and we are just remaining with power connection which l can confirm that all things being equal the plant will be in full operation by February 2021,” he assured

“The challenges of water and sanitation services will soon be the thing of the past in Lusaka Province. The US$150 million, Kafue bulk water project, will be operational in February 2021 and it will bring relief to consumers in accessing water service.

“People are more interested in having running water from the taps than hearing of projects so Lusaka Water should stick to the February deadline so that over 480,000 people benefit,” said Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Jonas Chanda shortly after touring the facility.

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Written by Felix Nkinke

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