Govt to rehabilitate Luanshya’s Makoma water plant

Written by on August 2, 2019

GOVERNMENT will soon replace old pumps at Makoma treatment plant in Luanshya at a cost of US$300,000 to end perennial water shortages.

ZANIS in Ndola reported that works on the project which was being financed by a loan from Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) have since started.

Kafubu Water and Water Resources Management (KWWM) public relations and marketing manager Mtolo Mwamba said the utility water company has contracted Kruger A/S to rehabilitate the water infrastructure and overhaul the water pumps at Makoma.

Ms. Mwamba said the contractor was expected to hand over the complete project to government in September.

She said that, during the rehabilitation period, parts of Luanshya Mpatamato Township were going to experience erratic water supply.

Ms Mwamba said during that period KWWM would employ two water bowsers in communities to mitigate the challenge of access to water.

She has since appealed to residents to exercise patience during the period that works were in progress to overhaul the system will be ongoing.

She assured residents that once the project was completed, the district would have high pressure of water.

Meanwhile, Ms .Mwamba said installation of the 8,000 prepaid water meters would be rolled out first in Pamodzi Township and not Chifubu as earlier announced.

She said an advance party from the utility company undertook a benchmark trip to Luapula province to pick lessons on the success recorded on the project there.

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