MCA board to dis­cuss fu­ture of pro­gramme

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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.

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