GOVERNMENT has released KR4.8 million to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) to improve water reticulation in high density areas in Kasama District.
The works include replacing the dilapidated supply network, erecting an elevated storage tank and metering of all households.
Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company (CWSC) public relations officer Mutale Mwamba said yesterday that the money had been disbursed to start the project.
"These resources have already been disbursed. The project is at tendering stage as we speak and a contractor will soon be picked. We expect improved water supply in the township," Mr Mwamba said.
He said the Devolution Trust Fund (DTF), a Government funded wing, that supports peri-urban water supply has funded the metering of individual connections in Katonga Township in Isoka District at a cost of KR 1,611,000.
The project also includes construction of water kiosks and extension of the network.
Mr Mwamba said the advert had already been placed in the media for the contractors to bid for the project which was expected to start as soon as all formalities were concluded.
He said consumers in the project area would start to receive safe and clean water unlike what they were using presently which predominantly depend on water sources from dug out and shallow wells.