Price of water up by 23 percent – Malawi govt approves

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has raised water tarrifs by 23 percent, it has been confirmed.

Mateyu: Malawi government approved BWB proposal for water tarrif increase

Mateyu: Malawi government approved BWB proposal for water tarrif increase

BWB public affairs officer Priscilla Mateyu confirmed that they  have increased the price of water by up to 23 percent following government approval effective Juy 1, 2016.

Mateyu said BWB applied to Ministry of Agricuture, Irrigation and Water Development on its proposal for a tariff hike and that it has been “approved.”

The tariff hikes come at a time when some of the country’s water boards such as BWB and LWB are faced with challenges to meet water demand amid rising populations in Blantyre and Lilongwe cities.

Some other water boards in the country increased the price of water by up to 45 percent following government approval.

Malawi has five water boards, namely Blantyre Water Board (BWB), Southern Region Water Board (SRWB), Lilongwe Water Board (LWB), Central Region Water Board (CRWB) and Northern Region Water Board (NRWB).

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

3 thoughts on “Price of water up by 23 percent – Malawi govt approves”

  1. Nabanda says:

    Kodi kukweza kwa madzi ake omwewa akuvutawa ndiye mukuchitapo chiyani pamenepo. Ndalamanso kulibe malipilo olongosoka mukuti titani ifeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  2. Melisa says:

    We have a sick government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Joseph says:

    By what percentage has the Northern Region Water Board increased its tariffs. Can someone in the know please answer me

Comments are closed.