—-The Mwambashi water plant in Kalulushi has been temporarily shut down.
Kalulushi Member of Parliament, Rayford Mbulu, says the Mwambashi Water Plant, which was recently commissioned by Nkana Water and Sewerage Company, (NWASCO) in order to alleviate water problems in Kalulushi, has been briefly shut down to allow for intervention.
Mr. Mbulu revealed this in Kalulushi today when he met management from Nkana Water and Sewerage Company and stakeholders on the closure of the water plant that cost government a huge sum of money.
He said there was need for stakeholders to find a solution to the water plant which was polluted and became a danger to human life.
Mr Mbulu who is also Local Government Deputy Minister, said government, through his ministry, contracted a loan of US $ 63 million from Africa Development Bank (ADB) intended to supply water through infrastructural development for Kalulushi and Kitwe.
He said out of the US $ 63 million, US $11 million was to put up a plant at Mwambashi and had not worked for its intended purpose.
Mr Mbulu, however, assured stakeholders and the community in Kalulushi that government was not sitting idle, but was working tirelessly to resolve the problem.
He urged the stakeholders to put their heads together and find a lasting solution to the water problem in Kalulushi which was erratic.