ACTING Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Stephen Kampyongo has announced that works to restore water supply at First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s residence have been completed.
In a statement, Thursday, Kampyongo assured the nation that the welfare of the former head of state was placed at high premium.
“Government wishes to assure the nation and the family of His Excellency Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, the First President of Zambia and founding father of the nation, that it places high premium on the welfare of the former Head of State and will do everything possible to ensure that he enjoys his retirement in comfort,” he stated.
“Government wishes to inform the nation that works to restore water supply at the residence of the First Republican President, His Excellency Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, have been successfully completed.”
He stated that the borehole had collapsed.
“On the evening of Friday 26th March, 202, the Office of the First Republican President informed the Ministry of Works and Supply on the water challenges, at the residence of His Excellency the former President.
The engineers, who were dispatched from the Ministry of Works and Supply to assess the situation, established that the borehole had collapsed. The Ministry of Works and Supply immediately engaged Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company to deliver water to the residence of the former Head of State while the borehole was being worked on. Government also moved the former President to a private place, while water restoration works were being undertaken at his official residence, to ensure that the former President was not significantly inconvenienced,” stated Kampyongo.