—–The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has completed the Linda water supply project at a cost of over 440, 000 euros.
The project, which has been financed by the European Commission, will benefit over 20,000 people in Linda compound.
LWSC Public Relations Officer Topsy Sikalinda confirmed the development to ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka today.
Mr. Sikalinda said the Linda water supply project has seen the construction of a 2.7 km water distribution network, installation of 100 m elevated water tanks, construction of 10 water kiosks, and two school ablution blocks.
He expressed optimism that the project will increase the active participation of low income communities in the delivery of water and sanitation through effective community partnerships to increase access to safe drinking water and good sanitation.
Mr Sikalinda said the project will help promote the understanding of safe hygiene practices and good hand washing habits especially among children in schools and communities.
“With increased water supply in Linda, it is expected that the water sanitation situation as well as the health status in the area would remarkably improve,” he said.