Government says it is committed to increasing the accessibility of clean water in all the rural communities across the country.
Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Mwansa Kapeya said the move is aimed at reducing the spread of communicable diseases and to use water for various economic purposes.
Mr. Kapeya said rural communities have for a long time lagged behind in accessing clean water hence government’s resolve to put rural development top on its developmental agenda.
ZANIS reports that the Minister who is also Mpika Central Member of Parliament was speaking yesterday when he officially commissioned the Chipushi water project in Mpika district.
The Chipushi water plant was constructed at a cost of K330, 000 using the Constituency Development Fund (CFD).
At the same function, Mpika Council Secretary Mutakela Kabombo thanked the community of Chipushi and the surrounding areas for ensuring that the project comes to completion.
Mr. Kabombo however urged the community to ensure that the water pipes are not vandalised.