World Vision hands over water facilities

WORLD Vision Zambia (WVZ) has handed over water and sanitation facilities worth K1 million to Mbeza and Muchila rural communities in Namwala.
The water and sanitation facilities include 22 boreholes, six latrines and two mass hand washing facilities at Nachuumba Community School.
WVZ also handed over of 30 bicycles to community “champions” engaged to maintain the boreholes.
Speaking at the official hand-over of the facilities at Nachuumba school on Thursday, WVZ southern region acting operations manager Nathan Chitelela said the project is part of his organisation’s quest to implement the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme aimed at improving access to safe and suitable water supply to the people of Mbeza and Muchila.
“World Vision constructed 22 boreholes at a cost of K1,000,000, VIP toilets worth K101,300, tool kits valued at K30,400 and bicycles worth K30,000.
“Capacity building for community volunteers and area pump minders cost us K30,000,” Mr Chitelela said.
He said the project is aimed at contributing towards attainment of the 2015 millennium development goal (MDG) number seven on access to clean and safe drinking water and good sanitation.
Mr Chitelela commended Government for creating an enabling environment for non-profit-making organisations to contribute to the wellbeing of vulnerable communities.
And Namwala district commissioner Gevar Nsanzya commended WVZ for building the water and sanitation facilities.
He said the project will supplement Government’s efforts to achieve universal access to clean drinking water and sanitation in order to improve the lives of the people.
He underscored the need to expedite implementation of water and sanitation projects so that the country can attain the 2015 MDG’s on water and sanitation.
Representatives of Chiefs Muchila and Nalubamba attended the hand-over ceremony.

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