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  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report LUSAKA CNBC Africa The Lusaka Sanitation Programme is part of the urgently needed reinforcement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure in Zambia's fast growing capital Lusaka. The project is expected to greatly contribute to economic and social
  • 29 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia In a bid to save the financially troubled Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC), its board of directors has dismissed Managing Director George Ndongwe. In addition to his failure to effectively run the company, Ndongwe is accused of
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Minister of Energy and Water Development Dora Siliya has ordered the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to ensure that water companies that engage in unfair
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Portugal-based Elevolution Contractors has won two contracts, worth a total of $52 million USD, to improve water supply and sanitation in Lusaka’s Mtendere and Kamanga townships. The projects are being funded through the Millennium
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • The Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company, which operates in Zambia’s Muchinga Province, could be replaced with another service provider unless it improves its performance.
  • 25 Mar 2013- 08:44 by Local Press Report lusaKa Zambia Daily Mail The Zambia government intends to construct more new reliable water sources throughout the country to address the rising demand for water and ensure adequate sanitary facilities both in rural and urban areas. Minister of Mines, Energy
  • 29 Nov 2011- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia In a landmark judgment, the Lusaka High Court has ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to pay $2 million USD to 2,000 Chingola residents for polluting the Mushishima River. The Mushishima is a tributary of the Kafue River, which accounts
  • 23 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia The water sector should be run by the private sector, according to Hakainde Hichilema, leader of Zambia’s second largest political party, the United Party for National Development (UPND). Hichilema said Zambia can end the perennial water
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), an NGO focused on natural resources extraction, says the 21 million kwacha ($4,400 USD) fine imposed by the Zambian courts on Vedanta Resources Pic subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for
  • 23 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia L umwana East River has been polluted by uranium from Lumwana Mine, forcing residents to stop drinking water from the The discharge of uranium by the mine occurred after heavy rains forced the dam that holds uranium-contaminated water to
  • 22 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia Preliminary investigations have revealed that part of the Kafue River in Mazabuka, south of Lusaka, could be polluted. The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has already warned people living along the river against consuming dying
  • 7 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — Zambian Minister of Local Government and Housing Silvia Masebo has revoked the license for Maamba Collieries mining company in order to stop the company from providing water services in Choma district, on the grounds that the company was
  • 4 Feb 2008- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — Zambia's Minister of Local Government and Housing Sylvia Masebo has transformed the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company into a provincial water utility company in a bid service as many people as possible and save local authorities
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — The water in the Zambezi River has become acidic and unfit for human consumption, experts warn. A study by Zambian scientists on environmental toxicology has indicated high water acidity in the Zambezi River. They said the high acidity

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