The US$ 355 million Millennium Challenge Account (MCC) supported Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) project will come to fruition this week.
Once completed, over one million people are expected to benefit from this ambitious project through the provision of clean and safe water supply, adequate sanitation and improved drainages in targeted areas.
Finance and National Planning Minister, Alexander Chikwanda and MCC top officials will put to pen the US $ 355 million worth of investment in the water sector in Lusaka this week.
Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) Managing Director George Ndongwe said MCC has supported the government with funds to develop Investment Master Plans in water and sanitation for Lusaka Province.
The Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) reports that Mr Ndongwe disclosed this to Journalists in Lusaka today after touring a water reservoir in the outskirts of Kalingalinga compound.
He explained that in the last 20 years, there has been no investment of this magnitude in the water supply, sanitation and drainage sector in Lusaka Province whose population has been growing rapidly.
Mr Ndongwe further explained that the investment package covers water supply, sanitation and drainage projects for the City of Lusaka which will include the peri-urban areas.
The LWSC Chief Executive Officer noted the object of the proposed project is to increase incomes through improved health and sanitation in the province.
He stated that the project will provide short, medium and long term investment programmes for the next 25 years and contribute to employment opportunities for the youths in implemented areas.