Kinshasa, January 14, 2022 (CPA) – Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde said he was satisfied with the progress of the construction works of a new water collection and pumping plant, undertaken by REGIDESO in Lemba Imbu, in Mont-Ngafula municipality, during a visit he made on Thursday to the site.
“Here, we are in a social sector for which we have received clear instructions from the President of the Republic. We are with the Minister in charge of Hydraulic Resources as well as the entire REGIDESO management team to ensure the progress of the work, and have noted that the work is advanced”, he said.
The head of government personally visited this site in order to ensure the smooth running of the construction work of this factory in order to improve as quickly as possible, access to drinking water for the inhabitants. from this corner of the capital.
Accompanied by the Minister in charge of Water Resources, a few members of his cabinet and the REGIDESO management team, Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde received further explanations on the execution of said works before visiting the site and the various installations.
As part of the first phase, the Prime Minister reassured that within three months, the site will be able to have electrification which will allow the first tests to be carried out. « We are going to do everything to ensure that things are done as quickly as possible and that all means are made available so as to allow this part of the Kinshasa area to benefit from the water that is long awaited », he stressed.
After having communicated with the population of this part of the city of Kinshasa, the head of the national executive realized the state of disrepair of the road infrastructure of Lemba Imbu in general and of the CECOMAF road in particular.
“On our way, we realized the state of degradation of the road. We stopped at two specific places where we saw that there is work that must be done. We have requested that the Minister in charge of ITPR be with us so that we can decide what needs to be done about the access route. It was an experience that we had, a communion that we were able to have with the population which was very interactive and interesting. We will be on the ground to ensure that the work continues normally, ”said Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde.
For his part, the Minister in charge of Water Resources and Electricity, Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng said he was satisfied with the progress of the work, before reassuring that the population will be served with drinking water very quickly without waiting for the work to be completed.