Govt., private sector praised for improving water supply

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Govt., private sector praised for improving water supply

Lusaka, October 01, ZANIS—The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has praised government and the private sector for their efforts to provide access to clean drinking water and good sanitation to Zambians.

Company Acting Head of Sanitation Micho Owen said village water-Zambia, government, Australian Aid and Oxfam were doing a commendable job in terms of providing water.

Mr. Owen said this during a dissemination meeting for the gap analysis survey in Lusaka today.

The gap analysis in Chawama and George Compounds in Lusaka is a pilot programme aimed at revealing challenges in accessing safe drinking water in the two areas.

He said co-operating partners in the water sector want to start with Chawama and George Compounds before rolling the same programme to the other 42 peri-urban areas in Lusaka.

He added that poor water supply in peri -urban areas in Lusaka should be addressed.

And speaking at the same function, National WASH Manager for Oxfarm Joseph Pupe called on other stakeholders to join in assisting the less disadvantaged communities to have access to safe clean drinking water and sanitation.

Mr. Pupe said Oxfarm was determined to extend its services not only in Lusaka but also to other parts of the country.