BWB takes water connection campaign to market centres: Mpope Mpope

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has slashed water connection fee by 25 percent to allow prospective customers access piped water at affordable and flexible cost.

Mateyu explaning to cutomers on how to apply for connection

Mateyu explaning to cutomers on how to apply for connection

Mateyu: Mpope Mpope campaign

Mateyu: Mpope Mpope campaign

The reduction in connection fee is part of the ongoing Mpope Mpope campaign the utility service provider rolled out in May this year with an aim to connect more customers in Blantyre and surrounding areas.

As such, in a bid to raise awareness and reach out to more potential customers, the Board is going around in main markets within the commercial capital.

Speaking at Blantyre Flea Market where the Board interacted with potential customers, BWB Public Affairs Officer Priscilla Mateyu said the aim is to make the campaign known to each and every resident in Blantyre.

“We have embarked on a campaign to increase awareness on this promotion and as such we are going around main markets in the city where most people converge to interact with them on how they can get piped water.

“Prospective customers would be required to pay only 25 percent of the connection fee and pay the remainder within six months,” said Mateyu.

“This offer removes the burden of our potential customers having to pay the full cost of connection by offering a 25% discount if the customer is paying cash up front, and if paying in installments, the customer is required to deposit 25% of the total cost and pay the balance within six months.”

She said this offer is the first of its kind by BWB and underscores their commitment to serving Blantyre with clean and potable water.

Commenting on the customers’ response on the promotion, Mateyu said the board was overwhelmed with the number of customers who are visiting the offices to apply for new water connections.

“Since the launch of the promotion 3,000 people have applied for new connections, 2 000 of which have already been connected,” she said.

Currently water connection costs a minimum of K42, 000 however during the promotion the utility body is offering the new connection at a minimum of about K20, 000.

The promotion started in May 2015 and will end this month of July.

BWB has 45, 000 customers and the promotion targets to connect 6000 more customers.

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Noordeen Halilu
Guest

Total connection fee is about K68,000.00. Less 25% becomes K52,000.00. This is the minimum connection fee of the distance of about 6m. Its not the K42000 or K20000 which is mentioned here. Let’s tell the public the true so that they can make informed decisions. Of cource am one of the beneficiaries of this offer.

Sindi
Guest

Dropped my application early last month and not processed yet ndiye muzitisokosela apa?

JARIBU
Guest

Mkazi anali wokuda uyu and anali black beauty pano ndi mzungu kunkhope kokha..sob sob sob

Christina Malata
Guest

Muyambe kuchita bwino ndipo anthu ayamba kukuyamikirani mwamva. Zimene anthu akunena apazi ndikutopa uku. Musinthe anthu inu. Khaya ndi ulesi kaya, kapena ndalama zimakucheperani. Koma sinthani ndithu. Limbikirani ntchito kuti dziko litukuke

Chikondi Mafura
Guest

Okuba awa, iyaaaaa, asatinyansepo apa ife. Za utsisru

Tama Sauka Phiri
Guest
Blantyre Water Board is not serious and considerate. I doubt what these people do every morning when they wake up and go to work. No wonder, some of its staff amapezeka having sex at the grounds of Mwaiwathu Hospital. Please, people in parts of Blantyre are suffering, yet you claim kuti munawapangira connect madzi. Briefly, you are very inefficient. The point is that you are broke and this has nothing to do with improvement in service delivery. Koma muzimva chisoni. How many people have no water for months after putting that thing you call pipe. Stop this shit and nosense… Read more »
KUKAYA
Guest

KAYA ZANU IZO IFE KUNO KU KAYA MADZI MBWEE !!

KUSOWA NAWO CHOCHITA

KUTHILIRA KAPINGA GARDEN

KUCHAPA GALIMOTO
KUSAMBA KANGATI KAYA

kabotolokamo
Guest

Quick cash for boreholes ! kkkkkkkkkkkk..

Mapwevu pwevu gafament
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Mapwevu pwevu gafament

Please stop this organised crime of stealing from people. This is a legal and organised crime to steal from illiterate and unknowledgeable people. The truth is that you are broke and want to raise money. How many new connections are not working? Ask Stella Nama… How many times per day people have complained to her about this shit. Musamatiyese ngati ogona ayi. We can treat you accordingly. Zautsiru ife ayi. Ananchidwe inu eti. You are very inefficient. Stupid zanu

Tomas Reynoso
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There is no discount, just delayed payment. I would not be surprised if BWB charges interest for the payment plan. That is no discount either. What good is any government if, after decades of international funding for such developments, most citizens still lack safe and reliable water for domestic purposes? It is all more of the same: 10% of Malawian people receiving 80% of the country’s economic resources and production outputs. Reform is coming too slowly. We in the USA know the warm heart of Africa can do better, starting with water services for basic necessity of life. Water services,… Read more »
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