Mwaliteta calls for partnership between LWSC and NCZ

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———–Kafue Member of Parliament, Obvious Mwaliteta, has urged Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) to partner with Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) in order to improve water reticulation in the district.

Speaking when he held a meeting with officials from People’s Process on housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHZ) at the Civic centre in Kafue, Mr Mwaliteta instructed LWSC Senior Engineer, Happy Musumali, to take advantage of over 70 per cent unutilized water resource which NCZ was pumping from Kafue River to the plant in order to improve water supply to the district.

He said he was faced with a lot of difficulties in trying to resolve the water blues in the district and yet most of the compounds in his constituency lacked clean water.

And LWSC Senior Engineer, Happy Musumali, informed Mr Mwaliteta that LWSC had just finished conducting a feasibility study on how best they would work with NCZ in order to utilize the abundant water resource from NCZ which was not used by the fertilizer manufacturing company.

Mr Musumali said LWSC will next month start fixing prepaid water metres in Kafue to improve water supply to the district which had been faced with erratic supply of the commodity for the past ten years.

Meanwhile, PPHZ community programmes coordinator, Melanie Chirwa, said her organisation had partnered with LWSC and the local authority in water and sanitation projects in Kafue’s Kalundu View compound

Ms Chirwa disclosed that PPHZ, in conjunction with the district council and LWSC, will put up two water kiosks and 70 household eco sine toilets in Kalundu View at a cost of KR 2500 per toilet.

She stated that the project, which is a hygiene awareness campaign, is expected to be completed in March, 2014.