TNM hands over K3.5m water tank project at Ntcheu Hospital

Malawi’s premier mobile phone company, TNM today handed over a MK3.5 million water tank project to Ntcheu district hospital which aims to ease water shortage that the hospital has been experiencing over the years.

TNM makes the official handover

TNM makes the official handover

Speaking during the handover ceremony at the hospital , TNM’s Commercial Manager, Allan Wittika, said the company was  concerned with the erratic water supply that the district and the hospital in particular has been  experiencing in recent years.

“We were saddened with the reports that the hospital had to suspend major operations due to erratic water supply at the facility,” said Wittika.

Wittika said: “Being a Malawian company, we believe in giving back to the community through our corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. The health sector is one of the sectors that we are investing our money in because we realize that only health people can contribute positively to the socio- economic development of this country,” said Wittika.

TNM has installed the water tank to cater for the hospital’s maternity ward.

“That water is life is a saying that is not worth debating, water defines all aspects of human endeavours particularly in health sector as such TNM believes that provision of quality water in health services is very crucial in quality health services delivery especially to the under-five children among others,” he said adding that the donation was Christmas gift to the people of Ntcheu.

Wittika said the health sector has numerous problems such that government alone cannot afford to tackle them and requires the support of the private sector.

“TNM feels that both of us in corporate world and government have a responsibility to add value to the initiatives meant to address the problems that the health sector is facing,” he said

In his remarks District Health Officer Dr Gift Kwamdera commended TNM for coming to their rescue.

“We are very thankful to TNM for this timely donation, this will go a long way in solving water problem that the hospital has been experiencing “

Dr Kwamdera said the erratic water supply has been a great challenge at the facility and led to suspension of other operations at the hospital especially in the theatre

Ntcheu District Hospital, with a 200-bed capacity, acts as a referral hospital for surrounding and saves a population of 500,000 people for the district.

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Can someone shed more light on the water shortages in Ntcheu. Is the problem with storage facility or pumping system? I just feel providing a water pump would be a better solution than a storage tank. What will this tank store if water is not pumped into it? May be the primary objective of TNM was just a marketing strategy . Let’s wait and see!


The tank is very small. 1000 Liters for a big hospital like Ntcheu? Drill 4 boreholes and install electrical water pumps.


Ndalama zimene amatibera kudzera mu maunits. Sindingathokoze olo, ndizathu zomwe izi.


Looking at the supporting structure oh my God, where are Malawi engineers? This must be a small tank fit for a dwelling house not Hospital for sure. When is Malawi going to start on its own building grand structures, always waiting for the Chinese.


kodi nanga madzi ake achokera kuti okuti tisunge mu tank mmenemu? Vuto la pachipatala ndi kusowa kwa madzi, osati mosungira madzi. please consider harvesting rain water or drilling boreholes and install a water pump that can be used to pump water into the tank. Otherwise, thank you for the gesture.

Mada Chale

Takuthokozani a TNM, timawoneranso mapologalamu anu a Tikhale Tcheru pa MBC-TV lachiwiri lililonse ndiye apa mwangokhala ngati mumatiwona. Tank ithandiza kwambiri zedi kuno.

Mungositha nthawi ya Tikhale Tcheru, ikhale nthawi yabwino tisanagone.



Can we see the tank

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