BWB spokesperson celebrates resumption of tap water: Mateyu ‘let it flow’

Public Relations Officer for the Blantyre Water Board (BWB) Priscilla Mateyu on Friday joined many residents of Blantyre in celebrating the resumption of  tap water after two consecutive week of dry taps.

Priscilla Mateyu celebrating: Let it flow.-Photo @ Priscilla Mateyu Facebook Timeline
Priscilla Mateyu celebrating: Let it flow.-Photo @ Priscilla Mateyu Facebook Timeline

Mateyu had to take the celebratory mood  to Facebook after what she said “two antagonizing weeks” of trying to water down anger and insults resident in Blantyre and surrounding areas poured on  her personally and the entire BWB management for the water shortage situation that hit the city.

The water shortage situation which the residents have been experiencing for the past three months was for the past two weeks exacerbated by floods that heaped debris and mud at the main pumping station blocking the pipes in the process.

But Mateyu came under heavy criticism from water users after statement on possible water resumption proved untrue.   This forced the residents to brand her as a liar.

Some angry residents even called for the resignation of the entire staff of BWB including messengers, cleaners and watchmen.

However, water resumed flowing  in most parts of Blantyre on Friday . This forced Mateyu to post “Happy” on her  Facebook timeline as she was  listening to a song entitled ‘let it flow’.

Commenting on her post which was accompanied by her pictures in celebratory mood, most of her Facebook friends including fellow journalists commended her resilience during the tough period.

Chipiliro Mtumodzi a journalist at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation wrote: “Let what flow? Water? Lol you deserve to relax. It’s been a tough week my friend.”

In response Mateyu said: “It’s been two antagonizing weeks. Eeeeish. Got to relax”

Another journalist at Zodiak Broadcasting Station Pilirani Tambala was a little bit cynical and cautioned her on laxity.

“Yeah! Finally! I have the liquid from the taps at home! You can relax dear! At least for now kkkk” Tambala said.

Stephen Sti-dub Dakalira of Capital Radio said: “Yeah let it flow indeed…all the stress and all, good job and we are proud of you.”

However , some said it was too early to celebrate because  water is  yet to start flowing in most parts of Blantyre.

But Mateyu said it is a gradual process.

“So far 18 areas akutuluka (water is flowing). That’s a relief,” she said.

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Gogo
6 years ago

Will cerebrate when the intake at the ferry completely protected.Malawians let. Us protect river shire by registration as a national asset and from Malombe to. Chikwawa no maize fields 2km from the river banks. (Defence force to protect the area natural trees will regenarate.

Vina
Vina
6 years ago

Zigubu m’mwamba! DPP chipani cha zigubu. First was petrol, now it is water. Zigubu woyeeee!

Wizeman Paul
Wizeman Paul
6 years ago

Nice one sister

rexton
rexton
6 years ago

Uzayambilenso kutulutsa Press release zabodza uzaidziwa Blantyre…. Uzathawa mbambadi coz you rejoice over people ‘s suffering

tiwonge
tiwonge
6 years ago

Madzi mwatipatsa koma mukuti tisamwe mukutanthauza chani?

Angoni
Angoni
6 years ago

When will we have water in Machinjiri Amwali?

Gutepo Mphwinyo
Gutepo Mphwinyo
6 years ago

where in the fucken world is the water?

mjiba
mjiba
6 years ago

FYB!

chims
chims
6 years ago

yeah, let it flow. celebrate with caution. firstly she should have applauded the men and women on the ground for job well done and be humble herself.it is not her works but kudyela pakamwa.suppose the problem resurfaces is she going to dance again to her hies?

powder
powder
6 years ago
Reply to  chims

if u knew that wogwira ntchito siiye why were u at her neck? mzanu asakondwe, kukondwa wina akakhala mmavuto basi!!moyo wachikolopa!

Achimidzimidzi
Achimidzimidzi
6 years ago

Is this Facebook Page official site hence she’s doing her job? I know, she’s celebrating for punishing us with dry taps. Let her hold press conference to tell us how she has done it and why she has taken so long to give us water.
Firstly, was supposed to apologize for failing her duties and then people may forgive her. Crap!

powder
powder
6 years ago
Reply to  Achimidzimidzi

u mean she cld control chilengedwe? simukuziwa chidaleketsa madzi up to lero

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