Lilongwe residents go without water for over 48 hours

After President Peter Mutharika ordered water boards to provide water for large scale irrigation, Lilongwe Water Board is failing to provide water for home in the capital city.

water crisis hits Malawi capital

water crisis hits Malawi

In a delayed statement, issued after 48 hours due to pressure from angry residents, Lilongwe Water Board says it has started rationing water due to water levels as a result of inadequate rains.

This has forced Lilongwe residents to have no water for two days running now.

Dedza east MP Juliana Lunguzi who stays in the Capital City’s low density Area 10 writes furiously on her Facebook wall:”I can’t believe its now getting 48 hours and more with no water in the Capital City of Malawi. Ironically no alternatives are provided by our water boards knowing that we can’t’ drill borehole in town either. No decency to communicate what is happening.”

The dry taps come barely hours after Mutharika ordered Lilongwe Water Board and other boards to provide water for irrigation begging a question as this might be a feasible project as the boards are struggling to provide water in homes.

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Che Wanimiliyoni
First of all issues of availability of clean reliable water supply have nothing to do with whether a place is a capital city or a refugee camp. There are no first or second class citizens in Malawi. All Malawians from Kameme to Marka and Makanjira to Mchinji deserve equal treatment just as their presidential and parliamentary votes are equally treated. Secondly if LL Water Board is worried with water levels in their reservoir Kamuzu dams in April then the residents should expect tough times from October to December. I think it is not too late to embark on an emergency… Read more »

Ndiye paja a president akuti ma water board ayambe kupereka madzi ku irrigation ndiye zitha bwanji? By the way, is it possible for someone to investigate how Peter achieved his academic qualifications? I doubt his professorship? The guy is evidently dull.

chief kwataine

And chitsiru China chake suggested that ma water boards ayambe ulimi wathilira. Shipit clueless president


welcome to our banana republic


And mbc is not talking about this issue of national importance but rather focus on dressing down msowoya on issues that does not concern him. You are blaming msowoya for theft perpetrated by his personal assistant but refuse to blame peter for the country’s woos like water shortage that has hit country. Pathetic bunch miserable people and sycophants and baffoons.

GN Phiri

The situation is equally the same in Nkolokosa, blantyre. we are completing the day without water! What incompetency!


well well ! tingoti pheee tioooooneee ! as to whats gonna happen in october .i can prophesy -too many lousy profets these last days ! there will br water wars in the cities of malawi !

Thitherward 'wendo

And Donald Trump wants to reintroduce water-boarding!


In June of 2015 Boss of European Union Bank gave malawi MK12B for water supply, does anyone knows what happened to that ? Why aren’t parliamentarians questioning that????? Dzuka Malawi Dzuka


Living in a rural area or village is more comforting nowadays than in these cities. Malawi is rotten.

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