Government has launched the 6.2 billion Kwacha emergency water project in Nyimba district.

Government has launched the 6.2 billion kwacha emergency water project in Nyimba district.
Eastern Water and Sewerage Company public relations officer, Henry Kashoki, says that the project which was launched on Tuesday by Local Government and Housing deputy minister, Folly Tembo, is expected to be completed in four months’ time.
Mr. Kashoki says that the project is aimed at improving water supply for Nyimba following the drying up of Chikuyu Dam.
He explained that so far, 3 boreholes out of the total 4, have already been drilled by the contractor, China Gausul.
Mr. Kashoki said that the boreholes are being sunk about 7 kilometers away from Nyimba boma.
He said that the works will also involve the construction of the major water pipe, putting up of a road leading to the area where the boreholes are being sunk as well as construction of a power line.
Mr. Kashoki expressed confidence that once the project is completed, the water problem that has been hitting Nyimba district will reduce.

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