Sesheke K171, 000 street lighting project takes off
Once the institute is completed, it will benefit not only Sesheke but other districts in the province. THE K171, 000 street lighting project in Sesheke by the local authority has been launched, says council secretary Elizabeth Lundwe.
Ms Lundwe said the third phase of putting up street lights in the border town will cover a stretch of 500 metres.
She told the Daily Nation in Sesheke that the project was funded under the equalization fund from the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.
Ms. Lundwe explained that the contractor Afri Wood of Livingstone moved to the site last Friday and was expected to complete the works within two months.
She said that the project had been delayed because the contractor attempted to abandon the works despite being paid K71, 000 in May.
“The project is worth about K171, 000 and we paid the contractor Afri Wood K71, 000 in May this year but it has delayed because the contractor was giving us too many stories,
“We have been calling him to resume the works and he finally showed up last Friday. We are doing a 500 metres of street lights,” she said.
Ms. Lundwe said that the council has decided to light up the main road because there has been a number of incidents where people have been attacked by criminals in the night.
“This will benefit the community once completed. There are a lot of attacks on people by criminals in Sesheke but with the street lights coming up, this should greatly reduce,” she said. There are a lot of attacks on people by criminals in Sesheke but with the street lights coming up, this will greatly reduce.