Ben Phiri intervenes in Thyolo Hospital plight: Pumps to supply water to wards

Only hours after media reports that Thyolo District Hospital is operating on dry taps, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri has intervened, providing a temporary solution that has rectified the problem.

Minister Phiri checks the water tap at Thyolo Hospital

The Daily Times newspaper reported that water has been disconnected at the health facility due to non-payment of outstanding bills by hospital administration.

The minister  – as member of Parliament for the area – rushed to the hospital to understand the situation and find ways to solve the problem.

After his visit the situation has been temporarily resolved. The hospital is now pumping water from under the ground using water pumps.

“I came to get an explanation from council and hospital officials on the issue. I am glad to report that a solution has been found. Moving forward the hospital will be pumping water from under the ground, purify it and supply to all the wards,” revealed Phiri.

Thyolo District Hospital, for its convenient proximity to many localities, services hundreds of thousands of people from Thyolo, Blantyre and parts of Mulanje.

“We cannot allow such a huge facility to operate without water, let alone erratic supply,” stressed Phiri.

Thyolo District Commissioner, Justin Kathumba, thanked the minister for his quick intervention to ensure a return to nolmacy for people of Thyolo and surrounding districts.

“I commend the minister for his quick reaction to deal away with the problem I can confidently assure people of Thyolo and surrounding areas that the council will come up with practical measures to arrest the water problem for good.”

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Kweni original
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Kweni original

Point of order — DPP has been in power since Bingu got our of UDF in 2004 – 2005 —- so come on whose lousy leadership is this fool fixing, who is he showing out for. Its his darn party that’s been in power for the longest time. If they were worth their salt we would not even been having these retarded problems. Ben Phiri and DPP, get out of the way — let other people lead and do a better job. zakukanikani. Stop stealing elections. Let others lead… greedy

Mandado@147
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But cant intervene in Ntcheu, or the North! Gosh whats with these Tribalism shit Malawians! Some districts stop paying taxes till you demand equal services.

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

Useless leaders you see the problems Malawians are facing then someone wants to build stadiums with public funds, stadiums for private entities. Poor leadership NOT knowing priorities. Populist politicians.

Timve ziti
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Timve ziti

Well done Anduna. You are truly an achieving Minister.
Zikomo

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Kodi chisimecho akumba kumene kapena chinalipo kale koma andunawo abweretsa pump? Talongosolani bwino mwalembanu.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

I agree with you. Stupid journalism!

I think he has used his money to buy a pump for an already existing borehole or he has also drilled it.

Ndalama zoti bwenzi zikuchokera ku Boma achina Ben adzibamo pano akudzitulutsa mmatumba mwawo to solve a problem which was not supposed to be there in the first place!