News

Solwezi Council will sink 5 boreholes in peri-urban

help starting an essay purchase custom research paper clomid ovarian cysts apocalypse now critical essay watch how write an essay in english https://carlgans.org/report/thesis-2008/7/ enter site atomic cafe thesis https://internexus.edu/published/cheap-descriptive-essay-ghostwriter-websites-ca/51/ https://businesswomanguide.org/capstone/beowulf-comparison-essay/22/ essay punctuality tenormin brand name statement of viagra go to link producto natural parecido a la viagra someone to write my research papaer follow hrm dissertation proposal source site chrome download manager resume downloads best reflective essay ghostwriter website for school essay titles binge drinking exercise after taking cialis does tax money pay for viagra 9h-carbazole essay recycle paper art levitra laigle noir song https://eagfwc.org/men/viagra-coupon/100/ enter site reflection of coursework see url By JOHN SAKALA
Solwezi Municipal Council has hired Baba Drilling and Exploration Company to sink five boreholes in peri urban wards.

Speaking with The Independent Observer, Solwezi Town Clerk Bornwell Luanga said the council had signed a contract with Baba Drilling to drill five fully equipped boreholes in five Wards of Solwezi to ease the problem of access to water by communities.

Mr Luanga said once sunk, the boreholes would give access to clean water to more than 20, 000 people.

He said the contractor has been given seven days from today Monday, December 9, 2019 in which to start the sinking of the five boreholes.

Mr Luanga said initially the Council had preferred low cost boreholes but after a fact finding mission, the discovery was that most of those boreholes were drying up during dry season.

He said after the council had given the contractor the specifications, the total cost of the five boreholes went to K360, 108, meaning that one borehole would cost K72, 021.06.

“Among our specs were that each boreholes should be sunk to the depth of 75 metres, when ordinary boreholes are less than 50 metres deep. We also need the contractor to case the entire depth of boreholes to prevent it from collapsing.

“The boreholes will have proper drainage system and hand pumps so that when they are handed over to the Council they must be ready for use. The furthest point where some of these boreholes will be sunk is about 50 kilometres from the council. This is obviously one of the reasons factored in the costing,” he said.

Mr Luanga named the five wards to benefit as Kamalamba, Kimasala, Sandangome, Tumvanganai and Kapinjimpanga Wards

He said the five are the mostly rural or peri urban areas where people depend on shallow wells whiles others cover longer distances to fetch water.

The Independent Observer

John Sakala is a Journalist yearning for independent journalism

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button