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SWASCO to spend over K6 million on Sawmills

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Livingstone
SOUTHERN Water and Sewerage Company will spend about K6,043,750 to develop the Zambezi Sawmills township sewerage system.
The company will spend K5,440,000 on toilets and K603,750 on sewer installations in Sawmills outside downtown Livingstone.
SWASCO managing director Charles Shindaile told Vice-President Inonge Wina that the project is designed to improve sanitation in the township.
Mr Shindaile said SWASCO would put up 320 flushable toilets to accommodate about 2000 people in the area.
Mrs Wina said the government is committed to addressing sanitation in the Sawmills township.
Mrs Wina disclosed that President Lungu was concerned with the sanitation condition in the area, hence her visit to the area to see what could be done.
Speaking when she visited Sawmills  on Monday, Ms Wina said that she was directed by the President to visit the compound and see the sanitation problem faced by the people.
“Our President wants to see this problem solved, that’s why I came here physically to see for myself what needs to be done. This is where the people live and we need to address it very soon,
“He [President Lungu] committed himself, at least to bringing the sewer line in the first phase of the project,” she said
Ms Wina, however, suggested that the project be done in two phases, adding that the first would be the sewer while toilets should be built in the second phase.
She directed SWASCO to follow the original plan of the sewer pipe.
Ms Wina reaffirmed Government’s commitment to developing infrastructure and improving sanitation in the tourist capital.

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