Lusaka, October 7, 2019, ZANIS---The Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, is constructing two water reticulation schemes in Mpulungu and Nsama Districts in Northern Province at a total cost of K2.5 million.

The Kasakalawe Water Supply Network in Mpulungu and the Nsumbu Water Supply Network in Nsama, are being implemented by the Lake Tanganyika Development Project (LTDP) with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The projects, which are at 70 per cent complete, started in the last quarter of 2018 and are expected to be completed before the end of 2019.

Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Public Relations Officer Amos Zulu explained that once complete, the two water reticulation projects target to benefit 6, 700 people in the two districts.

Mr Zulu said the projects will enhance access to clean and safe water, which will result in the prevention of water borne diseases such as diarrhea which is common among Lakeshore communities.

He further added that the two projects are also  expected to improve the general welfare of the communities by not only reducing time spent to cover long distances to the lake to draw unsafe water, but also prevent human animal conflict.

He noted that the Kasakalawe Water Supply Network in Mpulungu, is being undertaken by Salmo Enterprises Limited, at a cost of  K1, 118, 000 while the Nsumbu Water Supply Network in Nsama, is being constructed by Milestone Technical Services Limited at a cost of K 1, 339,000.

This is contained in a press statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

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