MCC Vice President Travels to Zambia to Celebrate Compact Closeout

Lusaka – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary Jeanne Hauch will visit Zambia this week to celebrate the accomplishments of the five-year, $355 million MCC Zambia Compact.  During her visit, Ms. Hauch will participate in official closeout events, meet with senior government officials, including President Edgar Lungu, and visit MCC project sites and beneficiaries.

Funded by the American government, the MCC-Zambia Compact has created opportunities and improved the lives of Zambians living in Lusaka.  The project was designed to create a more productive and efficient water sector in Zambia to improve Zambians’ health, catalyze economic growth, and reduce poverty.

MCC’s investment in Zambia’s water sector is expected to benefit approximately 1.2 million people over the next 20 years. The lasting impact of the MCC-Zambia Compact is reduced flooding as a result of improved drainage infrastructure, increased access to water supply and sanitation as a result of improved water and sanitation infrastructure, and improved provision of services from the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company and the Lusaka City Council.

On November 1, MCC Vice President Hauch will attend the official closure event and reception with Zambia’s Minister of Finance, where she will view an exhibit on the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) Project, and also have the opportunity to meet with grantees of the LWSSD Project.  On November 2, Ms. Hauch will join President Edgar Lungu to visit Lusaka’s Jack Compound, one of the grantees of the LWSSD Project and meet beneficiaries of the MCC-Zambia Compact.  She will then travel to Mazyopa Compound to inaugurate the drainage investments of the Compact.  The Mayor of the City of Lusaka and Zambia’s Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe will join her to mark this important milestone.  These events are open to press.

For more information on events open to press, please contact Molly Lynn Westrate at westrateml@mcc.gov.

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