Mwandi, July 17, 2019, ZANIS---Government has spent over K150, 000 on a water reticulation project in Namangu area of Mwandi district in Western Province.

This follows an outcry by the community in the area over lack of adequate water for their domestic consumption and for agricultural purposes.

Mwandi District Works Supervisor Pumulo Mandumbwa who led Western Province Minister Richard Kapita on an inspection tour of the project recently explained that the project has solved the water blues experienced by the community in the area.

Mr Mandumbwa further explained that the project which involved erection of a water tank, laying of pipes to various households and construction of a drinking trough for animals is working well.

And a local resident Ester Samwezi said people in the area no longer queue for water after Government sunk the borehole through the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

And speaking after inspecting the project Provincial Minister Richard Kapita said he was happy to note that a number of projects under PPCR were doing well despite a few challenges.

Mr Kapita said the water project is one of the milestones scored by Government through PPCR in improving the livelihoods of the people in the region.

The Minister re-assured the people   of Western Province that Government will continue to implement more projects in order to improve their quality of life.

Over 200 households in Namangu community are benefiting from the water supply project including their livestock.