Water for People Malawi said it has met the targets which they committed themselves in the previous year to fulfil, especially in access to safe water and sanitation in Chikwawa district.
The revelation was made on Tuesday at Victoria Hotel in Blantyre during a Re-Imagine Reporting forum which brought participants from Malawi , Kenya and United States of America.
According to the Country Director for Water for People Malawi, Kate Harawa, they have achieved 90 per cent of their targets that they committed themselves in the previous year and that in some cases they have surpassed their tarrgets.
She cited Chikwawa district where they committed themselves to reach everyone in access to safe water and sanitation by 2018.
“We had planned to drill 60 water points but we have managed to drill 98 water points by 2014 which is above our goal,” she said.
Harawa also said the country is not doing badly in access to safe water and sanitation.
For example, she said Malawi nationwide data, shows that it is above 80 per cent in access to safe water and sanitation.
“The people that have remained to be reached are less than 20 per cent and if Non Governmental Organisations can jointly cooperate properly and see how we can reach those 20 per cent without access to safe water and sanitation then we will have Malawi with Universal safe water and sanitation,” said Harawa.
She however, was quick to point out that then it is not just putting boreholes on the ground but also making sure that sustainable systems are put in order to enable the community own their water systems and managing them properly.
The Regional Manager for Water for People Gordon Mumbo said the forum will provide an interactive space for funders, peer NGOs and other stakeholders to understand and critique the organisation’s progress and outcome while also allowing for analysis and review of initiatives for programmatic improvements in the organisation’s target areas of Blantyre, Chikwawa and Rumphi.
He also said Re-imagine Reporting forum will involve visualizing financial data, partnership assessments, and yearly country program analyses in a way that makes the information meaningful and easy to understand.
The forum will also allow stakeholders to see the overall impact as well as the ability to drill down into regions, countries, and districts.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :