PF govt mobilize funds for clean water supply – Sata

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President Sata

President Sata

President Michael Sata says his government is committed to improve supply of clean water and improve sanitation in the country.

According to information posted on his Facebook Page on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Government has mobilised a total of US$355 million or K1.8 Billion grant through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States of America to improve water supply, sanitation and drainage systems in selected townships of the city of Lusaka.

“This project will contribute to the improvement of health and economic productivity of more than 1.2 million people in Lusaka City. Some of the major activities of the project include – infrastructure investments focused on expanding Lusaka’s water supply network, rehabilitation and enlarging sewer networks and improving the city’s drainage,” read the post.

President Sata says so far 90% of engineering designs and 65% of the drainage have been completed.

He stated that on June 28, 2012, his Government launched the US$63 million Nkana Water Supply and Sanitation Project which aims to improve access to water supply and sanitation services to the people of Kitwe, Kalulushi and Chambishi Towns by rehabilitating and extending water supply and sanitation systems in the three urban areas of the Copperbelt province. He said the overall progress of this project is at 71%.

“In addition, during the period 2012 – 2013, a total 5,696 boreholes were drilled in various parts of our rural areas at a total cost of K255 million as follows: Eastern (418); Northern (980); Southern (562); North Western (542); Lusaka (200); Central (391); Luapula (1224); Muchinga (587); Copperbelt (631) Western (161),” said President Sata.

The Head of State who has been updating the country on what his government is doing through his Facebook Page states that going forward, his Government will in 2014, continue with the construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure across the country in order to ensure that more women and the vulnerable populations benefit from improved water supply and sanitation investments.


6 Responses to PF govt mobilize funds for clean water supply – Sata

  1. Chellah is Up dating ???????

    chakuti chake !
    February 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

  2. Mr President just hold a press conference and answer questions from the people who voted for you . The facebook cheats are taking us NO where .
    People in the compounds have NO access to Facebook chats , so go to ZNBC and face the cameras if you can’t hold the press conference .Why are we run by Remote …

    chakuti chake !
    February 20, 2014 at 9:38 am

  3. This initiative was started by the MMD. We know already.

    February 20, 2014 at 11:28 am

  4. Why should should a president address or inform the nation on important issues via facebook? Useless. Nimarbish.

    February 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  5. Do you know why Sata and his blind follower one Mr Chishimba Chibwii-li would rather reside in a world full of lies and deception? Because the truth hurts. Sata and his stinking lot seem to believe lies like it’s nothing but when blatantly honest people like the caller tell it to them like it is, the truth, it’s not what they wanna hear, they convince themselves it’s an insult to the presidency. And yet this is the presidency Sata is shitting on every day. Chishimba and his mad lying boss should know the truth hurts; So when they ask for it, they should make sure that they can handle it. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. The sooner these i.d.i.o.t.s accept the reality of the limbo they are in, may be they will find solace and tranquillo they badly need.

    Ngombala Muhapi wa Linaha
    February 21, 2014 at 8:38 pm

  6. @Nox

    If it can so much time for a party like MMD to implement the so-called initiative which they started 15 years ago,don’t you now believe that the man is an action man?

    Imagine, each regime has done as much as this PF regime has done in trying to improve the lot of our infrastructure, where could Zambia be today? 50 years on!

    Surely, we could not be walking about the streets of Lusaka with shoe brushes in our jackets!

    February 22, 2014 at 9:56 am

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