PLANS are underway by the Lusaka Water Sewerage Company (LWSC) to construct 7,000 modern pit latrines in some selection townships in the capital city.

LWSC marketing and public relations manager, Patson Phiri said that 7,000 modern toilets were expected to be constructed before the end of 2020.

Mr Phiri said already 500 modern pit latrines had been constructed in George Township under its Lusaka sanitation programme.

He however said areas expected to benefit from the programme include Kanyama and Chawama Compounds.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, Mr Phiri said that 7,000 modern toilets were expected to be constructed before the end of 2020.

Mr Phiri said the project has dragged due to slow payment by community members who were required to pay K125 as a contribution.

He said that under the same programme 100 toilets had been built in markets, clinics and hospitals.

He explained that the move was aimed at protecting underground water from being contaminated through indiscriminate digging of pit latrines.

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