Water problems ease in Blantyre, minister assures of constant supply

Minister responsible for water Allan Chiyembekeza says there is now constant supply of water in Blantyre due to maintenance and upgrading of Walkers’ Ferry, Blantyre Water Board water pumping point on Shire River.


Mpope! Mpope! Water situation improves in Blantyre

Chiyembekeza, who is also minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, said the Walkers’s Ferry is now able to pump 98000 cubic metres of water enough to supply to Blantyre and surrounding areas.

“We are now able to supply water to areas like Bangwe, Namiyango, Zingwangwa and Chigumula that were hit hard by shortages of water,” Chiyembekeza told parliament on Friday.

The scarcity of water forced women as early as 1 am walking long distances in search of potable water and there were some cases of rape and water borne diseases linked to the dry tap situations in some areas.

Last week, Chiyembekeza hinted the government will soon start pumping water from Mulanje Mountain, the source of most rivers in southern Malawi.

President Peter Mutharika said on Saturday his administration has secured a US $400m grant from China for water supply development programmes, saying jovially, “Malawi will say bye to water problems in two years time.”

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16 thoughts on “Water problems ease in Blantyre, minister assures of constant supply”

  1. yunusu says:

    Minister wa magetsi nayenso agwire ntchito bravo alan

  2. anadimba says:

    olemekezeka Anduna a chiyembekeza,aHenry Mussa, aO g Issa, tabwerani muzaone ku chiradzulu Boma. Vuto la madzi,boma lotsalira mu zonse. PaBoma po sa dziwika kuti ndi pa boma.koma nduna zathu zambiri zikuchokera konkuno. Inu AFabiano , tabwerani ku boma mu dza chite appreciate vuto la madzi.

  3. Chingolopiya says:

    Improvement on paper not on the ground. CI,MANASE,KAMPALA one week with erratic water supply

  4. Saulosi saka says:

    Since The Hon. Minister has spoken of improved water supply its okay. What remains a mistery is how BWB is unable to lay pipes for the Northen part of Blantyre City Assembly’s Chilobwe West project? This location is neglected and people use water from wells in this era!

  5. Lbanda says:

    I live at Bangwe clinic we have been hit by this dry tap problem since 2years ago to date so am wondering which Bangwe area is the Minister referring to the better his officials from Ministry headquarters could come here and see for themselves a clinic without running water for years .

  6. Investor says:

    Oh yeah there have been an improvement over the week end with magetsi there is perfect disorganization. Please Government intervene .

  7. Jojo says:

    So is BWB now working on building capacity to supply water to a population that will be there in 5 years time, and 10 years time? Coz i feel they have fixed a problem for the current city population.

  8. Lbanda says:

    I leave at Bangwe clinic we are still experiencing no water uptodate for 2years which Bangwe area is the minister referring it could have been better if the Minister visits this area and have first hand information rather than hearing from BWB officials

  9. Antoni apaphata says:

    This is 2015 people. Water should not be something to celebrate. In the stone age that is when peoplecelecelebrated about water. Wake up.

  10. Mirella K says:

    Blantyre Malawians, kindly confirm these rumours!

  11. Jayjay says:

    Of alternative power supply; I remember some few years back during the term of Bingu, Prof Randson Mhango of Mzuni suggested some alternative to the current power challenges as ESCOM claims. Bingu did get them these alternative may be he felt he would look inferior to him. That’s why may be people get hesitant to give alternatives to the incumbent head of state because in any case he would not adopt or consider them. Even if the president suggests that we all have to pay homage of some sort to him others would still support him just because he is called by the same tribal name. We have to practice politics of development and maturity. It’s not only the people of other tribes that suffer but also those come from ares close to the president.
    There is nothing the opposition can suggest to please the ruling elite apart from supporting party idealogies even if they yield to nothing.

  12. Wota Bodi says:

    Koma a bajer tilly Audit Yawo yatha? ndikufuna ndione Thawe ndi tianyamata take tamangidwa, Mbava ngati Thawe osakaza chuma cha Boma ndi kuthetsa mabanja a eni ake sindinaionepo mmoyo mwanga

  13. Sure there is some improvement compared to escom keep it up bwb

  14. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    I would love to hear it from demand side and not the supply side. Service/ product satisfaction should come from consumers. Nyasatimes, tell us what’s the real situation of water supply in Blantyre right now?

  15. Drake says:

    Nancholi has no water what kind of improvement are you talking about?

  16. Star Bornie Stubborn says:

    yeah!! wi appreciate bt we dnt kno y u don’t grumble of water levels as escom do

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