The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Lusaka Presbytery Manse Project Committee is this December expected to hand over the newly constructed Manse to the Presbytery Office.
The housing project which has been constructed at an estimated sum of 1 million Kwacha has reached an advanced stage with 95 percent of works complete.
United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery Bishop Rev.Dr. Lordwell Siame said most of the major works have been complete however there is need to have the house electrified.
Reverend Dr. Siame said the upward adjustment in reflective tariffs by ZESCO has delayed the process of electrifying the Manse.
“The performance of the kwacha coupled with the rise in tariffs has attributed to the delays in connecting the manse to the national power grid,” he said.
He explained that recently, a decision was agreed to have solar as alternative source of energy while raising money for electricity.
And Rev.Dr. Siame disclosed that money to erect a wall fence at the Manse is readily available and the tender has already been advertised.
“We have already advertised for the construction of the wall fence, any contractor who picks it up will start building immediately,” he said
He said moving into the Manse is of paramount as leaving it unoccupied would result in dilapidation.