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Kitwe City Council will soon procure paver making machines at a total cost of   K255 887 for the 400 kilometres pave Kitwe walk ways project.

Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe said the money to purchase the pavers making machines will come from donations from individuals and firms of Kitwe.

Mr Kang’ombe said materials and monetary donations received towards the purchase of the machines since the project begun in 2017 stands at K296, 965.

“As at November 7, 2018, Kitwe Council has received K255, 887 in cash and cheque donations while the materials amount to K296, 965. We are grateful for the overwhelming public generosity as we strive to improve the face of Kitwe.

“Therefore in terms of project sustainability, the local authority has resolved to procure a pavers and block making machine in order to speed up the implementation process,” Mr Kang’ombe stressed.

He said that there is a slight variation in the project implementation programme because the Council was considering widening some sections of the paved walkways to create room for cyclists.

“While our total coverage area is 400 kilometers by one meter width, the Council is currently ascertaining which walkways could be widened at some points to accommodate cyclists,” he said.

He thanked residents and companies for donating a total of K 552, 852 towards the Pave Kitwe Walkways Project from last year to date.

Mr Kang’ombe said the figure is broken down into two as K 255, 887 monetary donations and K 296, 965 materials donation