GOVERNMENT has offered to help Mulungushi University source for K120, 000 which is needed to sink four boreholes within the learning institution.
Central Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta said the sourcing of the money was a matter of urgency as it would allow students to have constant supply of clean water.
Mr Mwaliteta, who toured the learning institution at the weekend in the company of Central Province Permanent Secretary Ronald Sinyangwe, said the move to close school was aimed at saving the lives of the students.
Last week Mulungushi University management announced the closure of the institution for two weeks following poor water supply.
Mr Mwaliteta said the closure could have been avoided if the institution had boreholes to supplement the other water source.
He said the provincial administration would help in mobilising the required money, and commended the university management for responding to the situation promptly.
The minister called for calm among the students as authorities worked to find a lasting solution.
And Mr Mwaliteta who toured the construction of hostels and library, among other facilities following the release of K40 million, said he was happy with the works done so far and was confident that the project would be completed early next year.
He said the Government had prioritised infrastructure development and was interested in monitoring the works to ensure taxpayers’ money was put to good use.
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