People of Balaka West Constituency can now afford a smile following the revelation that their Parliamentarian who is also former Malawi
first lady Patricia Shani Dzimbiri has secured funding for the construction of a Health Centre in the constituency.
According to Dzimbiri, the construction will be funded by the Irish government.
Initially, the plans were to construct an under five clinic but looking at how people are suffering to access medical treatment, they
have decided to construct a Health Centre.
“I decided to bring this project because the whole constituency we only rely on Balaka District Hospital because that is the only
hospital people can access. The nearby health centre is Kankao which is a Cham hospital you know people cannot afford to pay” said Shania Dzimbiri after the ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of the new project.
“I looked around and went to High Commissioners office and met the Ambassador where I explained our problem and I am grateful she
listened to us,” she said.
Additional funding for the project will be sourced from the Constituency Develompment Fund (CDF).
Speaking on behalf of the people of Balaka West, Traditional Authority Chanthunya hailed Shanil Dzimbiri for raising funds for the project.
T/A Chanthunya said once the project is completed, it will ease the challenge of travelling long distance to access medical treatment at
Balaka District Hospital which is at a distance of over 10 Kilometres