Jack up, Mulonga Water told

KANTANSHI member of Parliament Anthony Mumba is disappointed with delays by Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) to implement the K390 million water reticulation project following a concessional loan Government obtained on their behalf from France.
Speaking in Mufulira on Friday, Mr Mumba said the water reticulation project if implemented, can help MWSC improve the quality of services it delivers to the public unlike the current situation where they distribute water bills even in areas that have not had any water for a long time.
Mr Mumba said he would soon engage the Ministry of Water and Sanitation to ‘shake up’ MWSC as their service was unsatisfactory to many clients.
“Mulonga Water should pull up its socks. I lock my house here in Mufulira and there is no one at home but my water bill goes up to K1, 400. At my house in Lusaka where we all live, the bill is about K400. How can one explain that?”
And Zambian and Malawi have lunched a US$1.6 million (K15 million) water and sanitation project that will improve the health of public travellers and communities surrounding the border towns in the two nations, reports DARLINGTON MWENDABAI at Mwami border.
Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) and Central Regional Water Board, through Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) and the British government, are implementing the project.
Eastern Province minister Makebi Zulu, in a speech ready for him by Eastern Province acting permanent secretary Patrick Mwanawasa said the project will benefit over 6,000 public travellers and 1,500 households at Mwami, Mchinji and Chanida border towns.
The four months project was lunched at Mwami border in Chipata on Thursday.
“The project involves the construction of a water supply system and an ablution block in Mwami and Mchinji where Chanida will have its ablution block rehabilitated,” Mr Zulu said.
He said the water reticulation for the three border areas will promote good health and bring dignity to the travelling public and local residents.

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