Chinese Ambassador to Malawi , Wang Shi-Ting, says the government of China will continue to assist the government of Malawi in its quest to provide and improve access to basic social amenities including clean water to improve lives of people across the country.
Ambassador Wang said this on Saturday at Misu Primary School in Balaka North Constituency during the official hand over of two boreholes sank by the Chinese Embassy in Malawi to Makenzi and Thawale communities.
He explained that the Chinese Embassy sank the two boreholes following a brief from the First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika of the dire need for clean and safe water in Balaka district and many other parts of the country.
“Water is life and when we heard from the First Lady that the people especially women and girls of Balaka does not have access to clean and safe water, we at the Chinese Embassy were moved and decided to provide the people with the two boreholes.
“We are happy to work with the government of Malawi and we will continue to assist the government to improve lives of people of Malawi,” said Wang.
In her speech, the First Lady said the two boreholes will go a long way in reducing the burden of water problems especially for women and girls who were walking long distances in search of water.
“Each moment young girls spend more time at water queues, instead of spending that time at school, I get deeply concerned. The Chinese have intervened and it is now up to all of us to take care of the boreholes. We must put the boreholes to good use. We must not vandalize them. We must report anyone seen damaging the boreholes or stealing parts of the boreholes,” she advised.
Madam Mutharika also commended the government of China for the many other national development projects that have taken place in the country.
She cited the landmark Karonga Chitipa road in the northern region, the state of the art Bingu National Stadium and the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the Central Region and the magnificent Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in the Southern region.
“We will come back with more requests for boreholes and other social needs please accept because there are many communities to be reached with clean water and other social amenities,” said Madam Mutharika.
During the event, the First Lady and the Chinese Ambassador distributed assorted food items to needy people around the two villages most of them were women and the elderly.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :