PF Matero Constituency Member of Parliament, (MP) Miles Sampa has declared Matero ‘No pit latrine’ area.
Officially launching the third connection works of the Maiteneke Water and Sanitation project being undertaken by the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) in his constituency today, Mr Sampa urged Matero residents to be paying their water bills regularly
and avoid vices of theft and vandalism.
Mr Sampa observed that unplanned settlement, dilapidated infrastructures and poor culture of bill payment by the residents have contributed to blocked sewer systems thereby denying the residents accessing water and posing hazardous diseases like cholera and diarrhoea.
Mr Sampa challenged the water utility firm to consider scaling up the project to other six constituencies in the city. Under the Maiteneke project, 600 households would benefit.
Mr Sampa, who is also Commerce Deputy Minister, said government shall continue to deliver on its mandate to improve the living conditions of the people in the country.
He said government is aware of the challenges faced by LWSC but reiterated the PF’s commitment to reviewing water reforms and invest in the water sector by providing quality clean safe piped water and sanitation services to the people through collaboration with its
The Deputy Minister also disclosed that government has sourced U$S355 million from the US Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation to invest in the water sector.
And speaking earlier, LWSC Managing Director, George Ndongwe, disclosed that the 13.2 kilometre stretch Maiteneke phase-one project has gobbled K3.7 million.
Mr Ndongwe commended Government and the national water regulator, the National Water Supply and Sanitation Council, for the support his organization was receiving.
Passing a vote of thanks, James Sichone, a Matero resident, thanked the Matero MP for his hard work that had enabled the people in the community to benefit.
Pastor Sichone said the welfare of the people would be changed following the rehabilitation of sewerage services that dates way back in 1960s.