Kaputa Town gets piped water through CDF

Kaputa Town Council has approved a project aimed at providing piped water in Miyonga Ward in Kaputa Constituency

Kaputa Town gets piped water through CDF, Image: facebook
Kaputa Town gets piped water through CDF, Image: facebook

Zambia: Kaputa Town Council has approved a project aimed at providing piped water in Miyonga Ward in Kaputa Constituency. The project will be implemented within the community using the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

The initiative has helped many communities get access to several developmental initiatives which would otherwise take months. The provision of piped, clean water will also help the members of the community keep themselves safe.

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Zambia has recently come out of a major cholera  outbreak spanning between the final months of 2023 and initial quarter of 2024. The cholera outbreak which was most severe in the Lusaka province of Zambia, can be attributed to less than par facilities for water supply.

The project will help protect the community from another major outbreak of that nature. The members of the community have also appreciated the government for this initiative.

Miyonga Ward Councilor James Kalwa has since thanked government for the initiative to provide piped, clean water in the ward. The families who are living in the ward have also expressed their appreciation.

According to Kalwa, the people of Miyonga have never had piped water since independence. He said people in the area were fetching water from shallow wells and the Choma River.

He highlighted that the water in question was not safe for consumption by the community. Kalwa said many people have been killed by crocodiles while trying to fetch water.

The civic leader has also thanked the area member of Parliament, Elvis Nkandu for championing development in the constituency. Kalwa further announced that a Primary School will be built in the Mwenda Nansapato area of the same ward with the help of the area MP.

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Meanwhile, the residents have thanked Kaputa Town Council for taking the project to their locality. One of the residents, Emeldah Mwenya said this project will help reduce waterborne diseases in the area.

She hailed the government for considering the plight of the people of Miyonga ward. Mwenya further called on the council to bring more CDF funded projects to the area.