Today we commissioned the Kafue Bulk Water Supply Project in Kafue District which aims at improving the provision of clean water for Lusaka residents.
While this water is important for our people in Lusaka urban, we feel the Kafue residents who are host to this water reservoir and installation should equally benefit by having clean water in their households.
We urged the water utility companies across the country to find more innovative ways of efficiently and effectively using this water. For example, once water has been used in our households, we should find ways to harness it again for other uses such as agriculture purposes.
We expressed our appreciation to President Xi Jinping and the People’s Republic of China for this US$150 million (K2.4 billion) water plant which symbolises their sincerity in pursuit of the greater good and our shared interest to improving the quality and standard of life for all our people.
As the Global Cholera control Champion, we take seriously the levels of water and sanitation resources that can impact our socio – economic agenda as this poses a threat and enables the outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery which disrupts our collective productivity.
President of the Republic of Zambia