PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is expected on the Copperbelt on a one day official visit, Wednesday.

Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe confirmed this to journalists in Ndola yesterday.

He said President Lungu will arrive at Ndola’s Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport at 17:00 hours.

Mwakalombe said the Head of State would on Thursday, September 17 inspect progress of works at the US$450 million Kafulafuta Dam in Masaiti district.

Mwakalombe said the President attached a lot importance to the project which he said would ensure steady supply of quality water to four towns in the province.

“The President wants to see to it that the works are completed on time so that our people can have access to clean water,” Mwakalombe said.

Mwakalombe said while in the province, the President will also meet the clergy to appreciate their challenges in administering the works of God and empowerment projects.

He said President Lungu would later meet the business community in Ndola to chart the way forward on how to address matters affecting commerce in the district.

“The President’s continued coming to the province is an indication that he wants to see his vision to diversifying the economy to other sectors coming to fruition,” said Mwakalombe.

He said the Kafalafuta water project would accelerate the diversification agenda where sectors such as agriculture, tourism and manufacturing were expected to tick.

President Lungu will depart for Lusaka on Friday, September 18, 2020 in the morning.

Construction works of the Kafulafuta Dam were commissioned in October 2018 and are expected to be completed by the end of 2021.