Kapiri in water crisis
By Staff Reporter
Kapiri Mposhi district council chairman Obby Kabasa has disclosed that the local authority is scouting for more than K3 million for water reticulation in Kawama township.
Speaking during an interaction meeting with some youths from Kapiri Central Ward who lamented about lack of piped water in Kawama and Hilltop areas, Kabasa explained that the local authority intends to mount an overhead tank to facilitate water reticulation in the two residential areas; but the capital project needed K3.4 million to be implemented.
Kabasa revealed that Kapiri Mposhi Town Council has since engaged Lukanga Water and Sewerage on the matter.
“I am aware of the water challenge being faced by the residents of Kawama and Hilltop areas. And I would like to bring to your attention the fact that Kapiri Mposhi Town Council is sourcing for funds for water reticulation in that part of Kapiri Mposhi. We want to put up an overhead water tank and the amount required is K3.4 million. This is a capital project and Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company has already been engaged on the matter,” said Kabasa.
He assured residents of Kapiri Mposhi’s Kawama and Hilltop areas that management at Kapiri Mposhi Town Council was committed to addressing the water blues being experienced in the two residential areas.
Residents of Kawama and Hilltop areas have been depending on boreholes as their source of water while the water kiosks facilitated by Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company around the residential areas have not been sufficient.