CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe
THE Kabwe Municipal Council has embarked on a project to rehabilitate street lights on major roads in the town.
And KMC has set aside K 150, 000 to construct a new ablution block at new Kasanda market.
A survey carried out by the Daily Mail of several roads in the townships reveals that many of them have streetlights, but because of years of vandalism and neglect, they are not working.
A check yesterday on Mukuyu Street found council workers rehabilitating street lights, a development that residents along the streets are happy with.
Kabwe town clerk Ronald Daka said the council is on course to rehabilitate street lights on roads such as Independence Avenue, Freedom Way, and Mukuyu Street.
“The lighting of Mukuyu Street is one of the projects we are doing. We also want to light up Independence Avenue in the central business district to improve security,” Mr Daka said.
Mr Daka said as a cost-effective measure, in some cases, the council is rehabilitating old components of street lights to light up Kabwe.
He said in the past years, many townships in Kabwe had street lights.
Mr Daka said the council intends to roll out the street rehabilitation project as part of its civic responsibility.
Meanwhile, the council will construct a new ablution block at new Kasanda market as the old facility cannot cater for the increased number of traders and consumers.
Mr Daka said the source of funding for the project is the Local Government Equalisation Fund.
He hopes complaints about the poor state of the old ablution block by traders will also be addressed.
“At Kasanda market, we have over 2,500 market stands, and with such large number of people, it is only proper that we build a new and bigger ablution block,” he said.