APM says govt will solve water challenges

President Professor Peter Mutharika on Saturday said he is aware of the water challenges in Blantyre and assured that his Government is doing everything possible to solve the problem now.

President Peter Mutharika : A ware of the water crisis

President Peter Mutharika : A ware of the water crisis

According to the State of the National Address the he delivered on Saturday, Mutharika said government is determined to make Blantyre Water Board (BWB) to be able to supply sufficient water to all residents.

Reads part of the statement, “The BWB infrastructure is aged and has out-lived its designed capacity which has meant for a population of 500,000 residents up to the year 1999 and today BWB has over 1 million.

“Further due to inadequate rains in the year 2012/13, the Mudi Dam which produces 10 percent of the board’s water production dried up by October 2014.”

It adds that electricity which costs BWB about K279 million per month to pump water from Nkula, 40 kms away from the city has been another challenge.

“I would like to thank the residents of Blantyre for their understanding. We embarked on a total rehabilitation of the BWB production facilities and replacement of pumps at Walkers Ferry and Chileka pumping stations and by March 2015, the BWB will be able to meet all the demand of 96, 000 cubic meters per day up from the current 74, 000 cubic meters production capacity,” said Mutharika in the national address.

He said in additional government will construct a water supply system from Mulanje Mountain at the cost of about US$ 12 million to provide an extra 8,000 cubic meters of water per day to Blantyre and surrounding areas.

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Mapwiya
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Gogo yu game yamukulila

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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MADZI NDI MOYO————-============———- ZOONA

WATER IS LIFE—————-===========——– SURE

GOOD THINKING MR. PRESIDENT .

Wozinyanyala
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Paja ayawo ndi Milhakho ndi agalu okhaokha sinalakwise …..

Wozinyanyala
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Nanga agalu achiyawonu mungakhale panokha opanda atumbuka. The only thing you guys specialise in is kuba ndi kulalata. No brains mbava inu. Uyo mtsogoleri wanu ndi nkazake yemwe zonse mbava…nde uziti atumbuka fwe fwe fwe. Though behind curtains agalunu, this country is run by the north. From university level to whatever stage, chipanda atumbuka bwenzi anu ndi ma educated salvages ngati achina Peter, Jessie Kabwira, achina Saulos obera mavoti etc. We the Tumbukas are proud to be babysitting other tribes in this country.

o
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I totally agree with you. Malawians from the center and south are the most stupid people. They can’t figure this out. These are imbeciles.

keston
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We are expecting great things 4rm you my president.Merry chrismas and happy new year

Alungwana
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We dont trust in speeches. Keep quite and take action.

Nkhawazao Phiri
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Dziko lino ndilomvetsa chisoni ndithu, zaka 50 zozilamulira tokha koma kulephera kupopa madzi omwe ali pa mtunda wa 40 km? A president mwanena bwino kuti mavuto a madzi mukuwadziwa amene anthu aku Blantyre akukumana nao, ndie osangopanga zopeza company ina yoti ithandize kubweretsa madzi mumzindawu bwa? Ife tatopa nazo zimene BWB ikupanga.

Old Pitala Fwee Fwee Fwee
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Failing to solve a strike by the judiciary. Ha ha ha ha! This crumbling old man.

Tengupenya
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Let us move on and really secure the Blantyre water supply. If the present infrastructure’s useful life was to 1999, what has withheld redevelopment of the infrastructure? we are already 15 years in arrears! 3 different administrations have been in charge during these years of arrears, and have done nothing tangible to redevelop the water supply infrastructure for Blantyre. Ndi zoophysa zimenezi. Madzi ndi moyo! Probably more than 7% of the national population are affected directly by this neglect. List the Blantyre water board as a public limited liability corporation and raise money from shares to find capital costs for… Read more »
LimbikaGP
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Our presidents are simply liars who cant deliver

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