BWB reduces new water connections by 25%: Mpope! Mpope! Promotion excites residents

In a bid to increase access to potable water by residents and improve sanitation, Blantyre Water Board (BWB) is pleased to announce launch of Mpope Mpope Promotion which reduces the cost of new water connections by 25 percent and provides for flexible payments in installments.

Mateyu:  First of its kind by Blantyre Water Board

Mateyu: First of its kind by Blantyre Water Board

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Mpope! Mpope!

BWB Public Affairs Officer Priscilla Mateyu said the promotion is designed to give an opportunity to existing landlords and potential developers to access water connections at an affordable and flexible cost.

“This offer removes the burden of our potential customers having to pay the full cost of connection by offering a 25% discount if the customer is paying cash up front, and if paying in installments, the customer is required to deposit 25% of the total cost and pay the balance within six months.

“This offer is historically the first of its kind by Blantyre Water Board and underscores our commitment to serve residents of Blantyre with clean, potable water,” she said.

Mateyu said overall, the offer will help improve general sanitation and hygiene of residents in Blantyre. The current offer applies to residential customers or domestic consumers, and is not open to commercial customers.

Mateyu said current cost of new water connection is at a minimum of over K42, 000 however during the promotion the utility body is offering the new connection at a minimum of about K20, 000.

“This offer makes our service more affordable than ever. It also signifies the improvements achieved by BWB on efficiency as we have reduced the turnaround times for new connections from 56 to 28 days,” she said.

Commenting on customer’s response towards the promotion, Mateyu said the company was satisfied with the turn up of new customers who are applying for the new connections.

“The response has been good, we are having more people coming into our customer service points to fill up application forms. For those who were already given their assessments quotes but failed to pay due to being cash stringent, they are also coming to pay now to benefit from this Mpope Mpope discount,” she said.

The promotion runs from May to July 2015.

Blantyre Water Board has 45, 000 customers. The promotions targets to connect 6000 new connections by 31stJuly 2015.

Currently, the Board is upgrading its production capacity from 78000m3 to 96000m3.Three additional water reservoirs have also been constructed at Kameza, Soche and Chigumula. The upgrading of the production capacity means that the Board will be able to meet the current demand.

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10 thoughts on “BWB reduces new water connections by 25%: Mpope! Mpope! Promotion excites residents”

  1. Customer says:

    Mateyu, what will come out of the connections? Shit? Water board people feaces and shit? You are such buffoons and fools. You can not provide water and you talk about new connections. Idiots

  2. Ek47 says:

    Instead of talking about how to make water available, you are busy about silly stuff…. You boss is an idiot

  3. Dk says:

    A mateyu inu, kodi imeneyo ndi reduction kapena ngongole? anzanu a LWB apanga REDUCE by 50% osati za 6 months zo.Who ru trying to fool? Demit.

  4. angoni says:

    Koma madziwo akutuluka? One day multi we need funds for generators next day discounts. Timamvetseratu mukamayankhula.

  5. Khope says:

    They just want to raise money these fools, they have tortured Blantyre residents for a long time with unfair billing, disconnections, and water shortages. Now they are on fundraising campaign.

  6. Phodogoma says:

    Puri look at your right hand side beloow your article, photo for march 16, 2015

  7. Well Wisher says:

    Tell them the truth that you are trying to beat the deadline which were given by the donors please.

  8. mwana mulopwana says:

    Ma Hope, you tooo cute

  9. Nabetha says:

    It is not about reducing the rates of water connections but eliminating water disconnection problem.

  10. kanyake Mughogho says:

    Malo moti uziti kukuchinda k500 ndiye uzikanena za madzi iwe khala serious Matope Ass….

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