MCA board to discuss future of programme
UNITED States of America ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote says the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) board will meet this December to discuss the possibilities of funding future projects now that the programme is coming to an end. Mr Foote said the Millennium Challenge Account programme which ends in December will provide clean water, sanitation and drainage to over 1.2 million people in Lusaka Province. The ambassador said the United States would remain keen to support Zambia in all sectors of the economy that MCA was a critical programme. Mr Foote said this when he called on Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo yesterday, that the MCA worked closely with the Ministry Finance to ensure that there was adequate funding for many operations. Mr Lusambo said the Province would welcome the second phase as it was growing at a faster rate therefore Lusaka residents needed more services such as water, proper sanitary conditions among many. Mr Lusambo noted that the use of plastic bags will soon be stopped because it was the major contribution to blocked drainages including the Bombay drainage.