Karonga women bartering sex with clean water: CCJP blames Malawi govt for crisis

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has blamed government’s laxity in responding to issues of clean and portable water and sanitation in Karonga district as women now are exchanging sex with the life saver liquid.

Kaliati  warns against sexual abuse

Kaliati warns against sexual abuse

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, recently urged Malawi women to remain vigilant and refuse any demands for sex encounters in exchange of any service.

She urged communities to report any misconduct by officials taking advantage of body currency of Malawi women..

“No one should take advantage of the plight of you the poor to coax anyone, especially women and girls, into a sexual relationship,” Kaliati cautioned.

A survey conducted by Karonga CCJP shows that the district’s water woes are very pathetic as the population density is also on the rise.

“As it stands, the district is in need of extra 600 boreholes to rectify the water challenge but the current allocation of about K150 000 per month at the district council for water and sanitation is not enough to meet the required demand,” said Karonga CCJP Project Officer Lewis Nkhata in an interview with Nyasa Times.

Nkhata said a lot of boreholes in the district are non-functional because they are either of substandard or the taste of water is very salty.

“Some of the boreholes were just drilled anyhow without conducting visibility studies and others mainly in the southern part of the district have salty water that whenever they use them for cooking the food could turn yellow and the teeth of the under five children could also turn to the same colour.

“So because there has never been any scientific study to find out if there are some health hazards, the communities have abandoned them and return to their usual sources of unprotected water sources which is very dangerous,” he said.

Nkhata said as CCJP, they are empowering the communities and local leaders with knowledge to monitor visibility studies and drilling processes of the water points.

Malawi’s report on Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) I and II notes that there is an increase in population with access to safe and portable water, whilst the Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) report of 2010 speaks to the contrary indicating that majority of the population are yet to have access to clean and portable water as a
result of dysfunctional water points.

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28 thoughts on “Karonga women bartering sex with clean water: CCJP blames Malawi govt for crisis”

  1. MCP????? says:

    Visibility study? kkkkk hehehde sha?????

  2. Achakulungwa says:

    What is VISIBILITY study? mmmmm you journalism has reached this far? Your story also lacks evidence. No facts.

  3. Kenneth Duwa says:

    Most of de tme we lyk 2 solve out de moment we faced de challange. U pple who r in front of us lyk head of state.ministries,MP & De other u r nt fink

  4. Chifwede says:

    Chancy, journalism is about communicating FACTS. Your story lacks the very essence of good reporting: FACTS! Where in Karonga district is sex traded with water? Who are these men screwing our women for water? Of what profession or occupation? How does the sex-water trade happen? Is it One round of sex per pail of water? Please improve on your writing

  5. aphiri says:

    Masiku otsiliza,God heal our beloved Country Malawi Amen

  6. GODFEARING PERSON says:

    CCJP please find a better way of lobbing government to provide what you want to communities not what you have written in this article. Please let us respect ourserves. Mind you this is internet.

  7. KINYEPEREVAVA says:

    ungofuna kupeza ntchito yokumba zitsime basi wakuba iwe daily nkhani za mavuto akwanu mwanafyali machende ako ndi mahule akowo.

  8. Pete Nyandoro says:

    Some of the boreholes were just drilled anyhow without actually conducting visibility studies… Nyasa Times are you sure this is what Nkhata said? Visibility for what. I believe Nkhata said feasibility studies, not visibility studies.

  9. mzungu wa nzeru says:

    Wanga unu ulendo wokakumba changa chitsime kukalonga nanenso ndikanjoye nawo it will be called Angoni borehole water for sex

  10. R.K.Kalira. says:

    kunena koti uzinyoza mtundu wa anzako kumasonyeza kugawikana kapena kudana kumene kulipo mudziko lino.Tikanena zamakhalidwe it is everywhere in the world except in heaven to we believers kumene muchitidwe wonyasa kulibeko.Uhule ukupeza kulikonse ndipo panopa wapitilira ndithu kwina kuli konse ndipo umboni ndi HIV.Palibe zoti unyoze mbali imodzi AIDs yili pena paliponse ndiponse almost every family abale anatisiya ndi matenda amenewa.Basi ndimafuna kunenapo mbali yomweyi kuseka kunyoza tisiye uhule its anywhere in this world.

  11. Mphwache says:

    Ngati azimayi a kunyanja komwe kuli madzi apanga izi, nanga azimayi a ku mapiri apanga bwanji.

  12. Kaka says:

    AWO NDI A NYERE BASI OSATI MADZI ENIENI KOMA MADZI A MOYO OOPS

  13. Kharupa says:

    Uraniun = yellow teeth, yellow brain, dull people, mad people, earthquakes.

  14. ma hope a stella gwengweya says:

    wow, i wish i lived there. imagine, sex for water!

  15. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    U cowditors it seems u r running out of brain. No one can sell sex for water. Nanga wochindayo amachinda anthu angat per day? If u hav nothing to write, de best uzingozitseweretsa malisechewo rather than tarnishing the image of innocent women. Ok, if r doing so whats ur vuto? Nyinizo nzako? Mesa amamva kuyabwa ku nyinoko, moreover enawo sanakwatiwe kamba kosowa lobola, maluzi mmudzimo. Jst imagine, u cows!

  16. wo says:

    Am having problems to balance up the title and the content of the story. The writer has ni adquately supplied enough to support his claim about women’s way to procure clean water in Karonga. however, water issues require government’s immediate attention.

  17. nthambo says:

    manyanzi pa karonga

  18. Chawezi says:

    Zachigololo chifukwa chofuna madzizo ndibodza. maresearcher mwangofuna kukomeza zinthu. Bvuto la madzi ndizoona. koma zoti mpaka mkazi woti mutu wake ukugwira bhobho and sihule, sanganyengedwe chifukwa chofuna madzi

  19. MMBALUKU says:

    TO HELL WITH YOUR BOREHOLES

    WHY CANT YOU USE WATER ENGINEERS

    WHO ARE OUR CHILDREN LOOKING FOR JOBS

    TO PUMP PIPED WATER FROM LAKE MALAWI

    PURIFY IT THEN SUPPLLY TO THE PEOPLE

    OH MY DEAR GOD I CRY BITTERLY FOR

    NGWAZI KAMUZU MHSRIP

    WATER SUPPLY WAS EVERYWHERE WITH WATER ENGINEERS
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW ??WHAT ARE THEY DOING ??

    NOT AND I SAY NOT BOREHOLES IN THIS CENTURY PLEASE ! PLEASE !!

    BOREHOLES WERE FOR COLONIAL ERA !!

  20. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    All lakeshore areas are fondof sexual behaviors. Nothing strange!

  21. Bahasa says:

    Why vote dpp , stupid people

  22. George phiri says:

    Ndalama za referendum ya yakumbuyo tiyeni tikakumbe mijigo ku Karonga.

  23. ZINGAYAMBE KUYIWALIKA says:

    PAJA ADZIMAYI ACHITUMBUKA NDI CHIGOLOLO NDI KETEKETE .
    SIMADZI OKHA AYI , KOMANSO MZIMAYI WACHITUMBUKA KUNO KU LILONGWE KUNGOMUPATSA MAHEWU OLO FANTA AMACHOTSA KABUDULA NDIKUTSAGULA MYENDO.
    IN SHORT 90% OF TUMBUKA WOMEN IN MALAWI ARE PROSITUTES. PERIOD!!!

  24. Kanunika says:

    That is too pathetic!

  25. Okhrana says:

    Heyi, are serious that women are exchanging clean water with sex? Karonga women ndiwochititsa manyazi, is this karonga pa boma or in villages? Amangochikonda chigololo it isnt the water crisis NO NO NO. do u know that in nsanje and many districts water is aproblem but women sapanga? Ndi mahule awo, thus why even sch drop out is high anthu awa amakonda sex period

  26. commentator says:

    Karonga has lake Malawi running its entire length, great rivers, great terrain for dams, and hydro power from Wovwe. So why would anyone want to drill 600 holes into the already earthquake prone rift vavalley? I hate boreholes and treadle pumps! Think ambitious, think about exploiting the potentials in a sustainable way. The problem is that if a hammer is the tool that someone has in his/her hands, everything looks like a nail. It’s very depressing.

  27. Myao says:

    Why is it always Karonga making news always not Chitipa etc etc? Can smell a rat and a rotten one too

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