Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:32:56 +0000
By JACKSON MAPAPAYI
KIPUSHI border post, east of Solwezi in North-Western Province has been connected to piped water ending several years of a dry spell.
Mushindamo District Commissioner, Benson Ngambo, has confirmed the development to the Daily Nation.
Mr. Ngambo said previously residents got water from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
He said the local authority in that district allocated part of the constituency development fund (CDF) to funds to undertake the project.
‘’I can confirm that we now have water at the Kipushi border, the issue of our people drawing water from the neighbouring DRC is now a thing of the past,’’ Mr Ngambo said.
He said the move is a huge venture for a council which has limited resources against the vastness of the town and its needs.
He said government will continue undertaking long-term projects in the district that would further improve the water reticulation in the newly upgraded district.
He said as enshrined in the Patriotic Front manifesto, government would ensure that it provided clean safe drinking water to all its citizens regardless of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation.f