–Mkushi District Council Secretary (CS), Everty Ng’andu, has reiterated government’s commitment towards improving standard of living for Masansa residents through Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects.
Mr Ng’andu made reference to the recently completed water tank in Masansa, which was officially commissioned by Mkushi North Member of Parliamen t(MP), Ingrid Mpande, after being constructed using K100,000 from 2013 CDF funding.
Mr Ng’andu pointed out that the essence of CDF projects was to ease the challenges and improve the quality of life for communities.
He said in view of this, there was need for communities to appreciate government’s commitment towards communal projects that had long term developmental benefits.
The CS thanked residents for having displayed unity throughout the various stages involved in the construction of the project.
Mr Ng’andu advised residents to remain focused on development, saying more government funded projects were to be expected through CDF.
During the official commissioning of the water project, Mkushi North Member of Parliament, Ingrid Mpande, stressed the need for residents to ensure that the water tank was guarded from being vandalized.
Mr Mpande also saluted the joint efforts involving the Churches Council of Zambia (CCZ), Mkushi District Council, as well as the CDF committee of Masansa area in completing the project.
He observed that the completion of the water tank had presented the impetus towards the objective of providing residents with clean, safe tap water.
In a development, Matuku ward councillor, Jairos Tembo (MMD) described the development as long overdue and welcome.
Mr Tembo said the issue of inadequate points for clean, safe water had been a long standing aspiration for residents of Chikanda and Matuku wards.
He observed that the water project would go a long way in uplifting the quality of life in the two wards.
The water tank at Masansa, which was the brainchild of the CCZ, was constructed using K100,000 CDF money that was funded in 2013.