The Western Water and Sewerage Company (WWSC) has embarked on holding Environmental Impact Social Assessment consultative meetings over the improvement of water supply and sanitation in Kaoma, Mongu, Senanga and Sesheke Districts in Western Province.
The Western Water and Sewerage Company (WWSC) is holding Environmental Impact Social Assessment consultative meetings to sensitize the general public so that the people can support the program.
Mongu District Commissioner (DC), Susiku Kamona disclosed this at a consultative meeting that was held at Ngulu Hotel in Mongu
Mr Kamona said that it was vital to involve the general public to be part and parcel of the program as installation of boreholes and tanks among others would need space and may pass through people’s back yards or fields.
The District Commissioner said that boreholes would be put up on the upper land in Mongu that would supplement to the surface water and shall for the first time be drawn from the Zambezi River in order to meet the water demand of the people in the district.
He said the improvement of water supply and sanitation by the government in Mongu and the rest of the country was a step in the right direction as this was in line with the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP) for the nation to meet the middle-income status.
The DC said that the improvement of water supply and sanitation program in Mongu was now in its second phase as consultants were almost concluding adding that vehicles have already been bought to facilitate the movement of personnel and equipment.
Government has obtained a US$41.8 Million United States Dollars loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) in order to improve water supply and sanitation in Western Province.
Darlingtone Kabambe is a Media and Communication Studies student at the University of Zambia (UNZA) with special interest in political news, current affairs, community and education news.