Government has released KR1.5million (K15 billion) to Kabompo District Council for constructing 30 bole holes in the district.
Council Secretary Francis Nkhoma says the funds were made available through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing under the Department of Infrastructure and Development.
Mr Nkhoma said this is in line with the government’s vision of meeting the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals on water and sanitation through the provision of quality water and safe drinking water to the people in communities.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Kabompo today, the Council Secretary commended government for the gesture.
He disclosed that the bole holes would be sunk after the Councillors decide in the forth-coming full Council meeting.
Kabompo district has an estimated 96,000 population but the majority of these people are faced with challenges of accessing clean drinking water as they draw from shallow wells and contaminated Kabompo River including other streams in the district.