Lungu orders WARMA to lower water tariffs

Zambian President Edgar Lungu instructed the Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) to lower water tariffs in order to increase agricultural productivity through irrigation. The president, speaking at the recent 4th Agritech Expo, said higher water tariffs are counteracting efforts to promote irrigation to effectively mitigate erratic rainfall in light of…

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Central Province in river spillage scare

The Zambia Environmental Agency (ZEMA) and Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) are leading a joint investigation of suspected pollution of the Mkushi River. It runs through Central Province’s large tracts of agriculture land. A fuel tanker carrying 35,000 liters of fuel overturned near the river, which also serves as the…

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Government to introduce raw water tariff

The Zambian government announced plans to introduce raw water tariffs. It will come into effect next year. Water development permanent secretary Edward Chomba said the pricing of raw water will ensure effective management of the resource. “The water use charges are consistent with water resource management principles enshrined in the…

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