By SANDRA MACHIMA
THE government’s Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has invested K1.4 million to revamp Namalazi fish seed farm in Kaoma district, district Commissioner Kennedy Mubanga has said.
Mr Mubanga said the project was among the many that were implemented across Kaoma district to accelerate climate resilience efforts and transform livelihoods of the local communities.
The project, he said, would help communities diversify their means of survival through the introduction of small livestock farming.
He said adaptive and sustainable development was cardinal, especially in the wake of the changing climate.
And Kaoma district has also benefited from the water reticulation scheme supported by the government in collaboration with African Development Bank and Opec Fund for International Development (OFID).
Kaoma Town Council public relations officer Mike Daka said the council being the implementing agent of the project, urged the beneficiaries to safeguard the scheme.
Mr Daka said the district had made moderate progress towards achieving ‘clean drinking water’ for everyone in the district especially the most affected across the rural parts of the district.
He said this was the first-ever solar powered water reticulation scheme installed in Kalumwange area, situated 80km North of Kaoma district.
He said a tank had the capacity of 150,000 litres and was already supplying to 32 households, a school and a clinic, two Kiosks and capable of sustaining the population of about 1056 people in the area.
Mr Daka said Kaoma was affected by a serious water problem because some hand pump bore-holes and salt water but that the project would alleviate this problem.