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Mpongwe Town Council Becomes Shareholder in Kafubu Water and Sanitation Company

Mpongwe Town Council has been admitted as a shareholder in Kafubu Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KWSC). This decision was made official during an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on Friday, February 23rd, 2024.

According to an official statement released by Misheck Moyo, Manager of Public Relations and Marketing at KWSC, the inclusion of Mpongwe Town Council as a shareholder now brings the total number of shareholders in the utility to four. The existing shareholders include Ndola City Council, Luanshya Municipal Council, and Masaiti Town Council.

KWSC has allocated $5.4 million USD towards various developmental projects aimed at improving water infrastructure in Mpongwe Central Business District (CBD) under the Kafulafuta Water Supply System Project. These projects encompass the extension of the water network, construction of resettlement houses, and staff accommodations.

Significant progress has already been made, with 18 kilometers of water network laid, three commercial boreholes drilled, and the construction of three overhead tanks equipped with chemical dosage equipment underway.

Upon completion, these efforts are expected to provide approximately 78,000 cubic meters of treated water, greatly enhancing the quality of life for residents in the CBD area.

The initiative aligns with Sustainable Development Goal number 6, emphasizing the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Furthermore, the government’s 8th National Development Plan underscores the importance of investment in the water and sanitation sector to enhance services for all communities.

Mpongwe District holds strategic importance due to its proximity to the Kafulafuta Dam, with a capacity of 125 million cubic meters. The dam not only serves as a crucial water source for KWSC’s service area but also presents opportunities for activities such as fish farming, irrigation, recreation, tourism, and electricity generation, which will contribute to employment creation.

The EGM, held at the Kafulafuta Dam Boardroom in Masaiti district, saw the presence of key stakeholders including National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) Director Mr. Kelvin Chitumbo, KWSC Board Chairperson Eng. Watson Nga’mbi, Board of Directors, Managing Director Mr. Joe Mbewe, and the management team.

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