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Groundwater in three of Lusaka’s Compounds not safe – MECB

Finnish ambassador to Zambia, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury and Lima ward Councillor getting an insight on groundwater management in George compound.

LUSAKA – A research on the condition of ground water in Lusaka has revealed that there is a high contamination of water in most parts of the City due to high levels of nitrate.
The research which conducted by MECB Consulting Group revealed that areas of George, Kanyama, and Jack Compounds had high levels of contamination due to the lack of proper water facilities as well as the sinking of shallow wells and pit latrines.
Project Monitoring Coordinator Esau Shawa says the aim of the project is to empower community members with skills in ground water testing.
MECB Consulting Limited was awarded a grant amounting to 118 thousand Euros by the Civil Society Environmental Fund 2 with funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of  Finland to improve and preserve the quality of ground water in peri-urban areas.
And in her opening remarks at the media tour concerning the same project, Finnish ambassador to Zambia,  Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury says the project is important to foster clean sanitation in the country because health is important to everyone.

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