———–Lunga District Council Planner, Biggie Chanda, says Government is working tirelessly in improving and providing people with clean and safe drinking water in remotest areas of Luapula Province.
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview this morning in Lunga Mr Chanda said about 23 manually-drilled boreholes are being constructed in the district to enhance and provide safe drinking water for the Uunga speaking people.
Mr Chanda said the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, through Africa Development Bank, has allocated Lunga District Council about K482, 000 for construction of boreholes and K477, 000 for the construction of VIP pit Latrines.
He disclosed that the project for constructing the boreholes has already commenced and the contractor, BRIMA Contractors, is already on site.
The District Council Planner said about five manual drilled boreholes have been drilled so far from the expected 23 boreholes while funding for the construction of VIP latrines has not yet been accredited into the council’s account.
And Water and Sanitation Coordinator for Lunga District Council, Brando Nomayi, expressed happiness at the coming of the water boreholes in the district.
Mr Nomayi has since commended government for its efforts in providing people with safe and clean drinking water in the district, saying the move will lessen cases of diarrhoea and other water communicable diseases, especially in schools
He said the boreholes will be drilled in 17 schools, four villages, council compound and one Rural Health Centre called Nsalushi.