Malawi’s powerful Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda on Monday failed to attend an event on tapping water from Mulanje after angry villagers blocked him from attending the event.
Chaponda was due to visit Likhubula in Mulanje to see a new water source where Blantyre Water Board is expected to pump water from.
BWB intends to pump water from Likhubula and supply to water stressed Blantyre City.
But villagers in Mulanje made it known to government that the initiative will not take off unless another project is introduced to plant trees in Likhubula.
The community members also want to benefit from the potable water that will be pumped from their area.
They made their actions clear by chasing Chaponda away and had been evacuated from the area by Police in company of his ministry’s Principal Secretary Erica Maganga and Member of Parliament for Mulanje Pasani Angie Kaliati.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :