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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Visibility study? kkkkk hehehde sha?????


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

Kenneth Duwa

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


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


Masiku otsiliza,God heal our beloved Country Malawi Amen


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.


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

Pete Nyandoro

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.

mzungu wa nzeru

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

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