Wateraid Zambia has funded the construction of health infrastructure and modern water reticulation system worth millions of Kwacha

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health facilities in Monze District under the Resolution to Revolution project to be implemented by the Salvation Army Church.

And the Government says it was thrilled that Wateraid and the Salvation Army  have come on board to complement its efforts in improving the welfare of the people through the provision of water and sanitation services in Monze District.

Salvation Army construction programme officer Mr. Happy Chilongosays the project was aimed at creating new realities for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in health Care facilities in the District.

He said phase one of the project valued at more than K5 Million would involve the construction of ablution blocks, Ash pit, incinerator, placenta pit and maternity wards at Kaumba, Chisekesi, Monze Urban and Rusangu facilities.

 

Mr. Chilongo said phase II of the project would be rolled out after the completion of phase I  in March next year until all construction works were completed in the total target of  27 health facilities in the District. He also said about 18 boreholes would be drilled fitted with small water schemes to enhance provision of water and sanitation at the health facilities.

“Wateraid has funded the construction of ablution blocks, maternity wards, and a small water scheme among other health infrastructure to improve health delivery in the health centres across the District. The first phase of the project to be implemented by the Salvation Army commences in November this year and ends in March 2022 which will later see us moving to the next stage,” said Mr. Chilongo.

Speaking during the Official close of a five days training of 46 pump minders and project management committee members , newly appointed Monze District Commissioner Mr. Mwanza Malambo says the New Dawn Government was fully committed to work with various religious organisations such as the Salvation Army to provide people with needed water and sanitation services to ensure health for all. He pointed out that it was sad that  people are forced to walk long distances to fetch water in certain places in the  District, a thing he added would be addressed by the government with its various cooperating partners. Mr. Malambo observed that the timely intervention of the Salvation Army and its cooperating partners to complement the government’s efforts in providing clean water and sanitation to people in the District was a highly commendable gesture.

“’ As New dawn government we recognise the important role that the church plays in fostering development and improving the health of people in communities and as such the government is thrilled with the work that the Salvation Army Church has embarked on to ensure the health of people at these health centres is guaranteed,” said Mr. Malambo.

He also appealed to trained pump minders to apply their skills and knowledge to the best of their ability to sustain water infrastructure in all health facilities.

Salvation Army Captain RusellHamuzembo says the Church was pleased to work with the government to improve the health of people in Monze District through the provision of water and sanitation services in 27 health facilities. He said the Church has been involved in a lot of community works for a long time and expressed hope that the water and sanitation project being supported by Wateraid and his Church would help to supplement the government’s efforts to bring better health to all citizens.

Meanwhile, Monze District has recorded four positive convid-19 cases in what is seen to be a clear signal of resurgence of the deadly pandemic.

District Health Promotions Officer Ms Jane Yayenga said the positive cases were from Chisekesi,Chimpembele, Keemba and Kaumba areas adding that the four  atinets were under home care management. She  said the District has no recorded cases of the pandemic  between September  and  October  this year and further begged all residents to get vaccinated and continue following the golden rules of prevention such as regular hand wash, avoiding hand shake and large crowds and wearing a mask at all times even when vaccinated.

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