There is hope that water problem at Songwe, northern part of Malawi’s border district of Karonga will be reduced courtesy of Northern Region Water Board that is implementing water system in the area that will help about 10 000 people.
Speaking during a visit, Minister of Irrigation and Water Development Rich Muheya said the development had come at the right time when the country has challenges in the supply of water due to inadequate resources, and the project will improve the welfare of people.
“For many years Songwe residents have been experiencing water problem to the point of drawing water in Tanzania our neighboring country and also in Songwe River for daily use which is a challenge to them,” said Muheya.
He added that the development is one of the initiatives in reducing the problems facing countrywide and it will help to mitigate water born diseases which affect people surrounding the area.
“This is one way of having portable clean water, not only in the ruler areas but also in urban sectors in long run reducing cases of different diseases,” Muheya recommended.
He assured the people of Songwe and the sounding areas that with the coming in of the project the problem of water will be solved.
Board Chair person of Northern Religion Water Board Reverend Levi Nyondo assured the people that by June 2014 that they will be able to consume clean water.
Northern Religion Water Board has embarked on 800 million Malawi kwacha water project in Songwe River to mitigate water problems in the area, which has been a challenge for the past years.