MCA water, sanitation projects on course


MILLENNIUM Challenge Account (MCA) Zambia says it will complete its water, sanitation and drainage projects before the deadline despite some minor setbacks in its operations. In an interview with Millennium Radio, MCA Zambia chief executive officer Pamela Bwalya said the company was confident that all works would be finished before the contract with the American government expired. Ms. Bwalya said some of the challenges that MCA was facing included refusal by some people to vacate their premises despite bein compensated, geographical barriers and vandalism. She said some residents refused to vacate their plots despite the organization having paid them their money as compensation to create room for the MCA project. She said that the company was also sensitizing people on health and safety measures to avoid any form of accidents involving residents living near the construction works. “We have challenges here and there but we are confident that we will complete the works within the stipulated time and we are sure of doing a good job,’’ she said. MCA Zambia received US$335 million from the United States government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in partnership with the Government of Zambia to work on   water supply, sanitation and drainages in Lusaka, a contract that would expire in November 2018. -Millenniun Radio 90.5FM