The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has released over K5 Million to three Local Authorities namely Chienge, Mpulungu and Mazabuka.

Ministry Permanent Secretary Administration Maambo Haamaundu says the funds will be utilized towards the construction, development and maintenance of sanitary facilities in order to support waste management efforts in the three districts.

Mr. Haamaundu said that government is cognizant of challenges being encountered by communities especially in rural areas such as water supply and sanitation.

Mr. Haamaundu implored the Local Authorities to utilize the funds for intended purpose to improve the livelihoods of the local people.