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Mbala gets 66 boreholes

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe
THE Ministry of Local Government and Housing under the Rural Water supply and Sanitation programme has embarked on a project to drill 66 boreholes in Mbala.
Mbala Council Secretary Ronald Daka said in an interview yesterday that the drilling of 66 boreholes has started and is progressing well.
“As a local authority here in Mbala, we are working tirelessly to ensure that communities have access to clean water and sanitation. This is the reason why we have embarked on a project to drill 66 boreholes in various places in the district,” Mr Daka said.
He said it is important for people to have access to clean water and sanitation to prevent the outbreaks of water-borne diseases.
Mr Daka said despite having numerous water bodies, Mbala still experiences erratic water supply and that this is the reason the Ministry of Local Government and Housing is drilling more boreholes in the area.
He said Mbala has two magnificent lakes that can provide an alternative source of fresh piped water if investments are made into improving the water infrastructure in the area.
Mr Daka also said government has constructed 27 ventilated improved pit latrines in public institutions to improve sanitation in the district.
He also said the local authority has embarked on a project to rehabilitate township roads in Mbala to acceptable standards and that it has so far spent about K40,000 on the project.
Mr Daka said the township roads are in a deplorable state hence the need for the local authority to ensure that they are worked on.

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