The Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Shi-Ting Wang has said his government will continue to support Malawi in all areas of development.
He said this Tuesday at Simaiwa Village in the area of Senior Chief Kalonga when handed over a borehole drilled with support from his government.
Wang said water and food problem have reached critical levels in Malawi as a result of climate change and the resulting effects such as drought.
“This year, Malawi experienced severe prolonged dry spells in most parts of the country, and about 6.5 million Malawian people, a majority of them women and children are in desperate need of food assistance.
“As a cooperating partner we have strengthened our efforts to drill boreholes across the country because many people have no access to clean water due to the droughts. Without water, it is impossible to have normal life,” Wang said.
Samuel Tembenu, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, thanked the Chinese government for the boreholes.
“Water shortage has affected most parts of the country and the boreholes will help ease some of the problems people are facing as water is essential for everyone.
“I’m urging all people who are to use the borehole to utilize it accordingly,” he said.
The borehole is expected to provide water to over 250 people who were walking a distance of up to five kilometers to get to the nearest water point.
The ambassador has also donated solar lamps, 20 footballs, 100 school bags and other items to Simaewa Primary School in Salima.
Headteacher of the school, Christina Mwandira said the donation has come at the right time.
“Our learners were having challenges to study at home since we have no electricity, but with the coming of the solar lamps, am much sure that the learners performance will be outstanding as they will be able to study on their own at home,” she said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :