Chimunthu calls for review of Malawi govt policy on borehole construction 

Former Speaker of parliament, Henry Chimunthu Banda has called for a review of  government policy which entrusts community members with the responsibility  of maintaining broken boreholes in their area ,saying the arrangement is denying people  access to clean portable water.

Chimunthu Banda: Malawians have to access portable water
Pacific Borehole rehabilitation Project

Chimunthu Banda  observed that most local communities in the country  have  not been able to fulfil such responsibilities due to limited finances hence there is need for government intervention.

He added that even the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) through which government channel resources to cater for such projects is also not adequate as the same funds  are  also  required for other crucial areas within the constituency .

Chimunthu continued by saying that despite government arrangement helping  to ensure ownership  of such  project  initiatives by the locals, he said  this has led to a number of broken boreholes being neglected country wide.

He was speaking during an interview on the side-lines of Pacific Group of Companies through its borehole rehabilitation project earmarking over 100 boreholes in his area for renovation.

“There has been really a gap in the initial government arrangement. Communities who are entrusted with the responsibilities of maintaining broken boreholes have not been able to raise the required funds .This has  made the number of broken boreholes to accumulate across the country.

“Even the CDF which we are provided for as MPs is also not enough as it also carters for other crucial areas such as health and education,” he said.

He commended Pacific group of companies for coming up with its borehole rehabilitation project.

Team leader for Pacific  Borehole rehabilitation project James Msusa said the works in Nkhotakota North Constituency started last month adding that so far over 30 boreholes have been constructed and that the works are expected to be finished in two weeks’ time.

Pacific borehole rehabilitation project started in 2015 and so far over 3300 boreholes have been renovated in all the 193 constituencies across the country to the tune of K500 million

The initiatives according to management of Pacific Group of Companies has saved more than a trillion hours women especially in rural area spent in   search of water.

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BigMan
BigMan
5 months ago

Its not about limited finances, the people have no sense of ownership. Used to receiving free stuff.

Limma
Limma
5 months ago

2021 and we are still ploughing on with boreholes.. sorry Malawi.

We should be discussing tap water.

Nyekhwe the Nyex
Nyekhwe the Nyex
5 months ago

Useless man. Another political prostitute. His kind are what’s wrong with Malawi politics

Lawyer
5 months ago

He retired from his political retirement. What a joke!

Chiume
Chiume
5 months ago

Chimunthu is like late Henry Chipembere, Orton Chirwa and Alike Banda, he is the best leader Malawi, never had. Chimuntu should lead a united DPP and UDF.

kamwana kaja
kamwana kaja
5 months ago
Reply to  Chiume

asiyeni azilima mzimbe awa.

ABU MUSSAB IBN UTHMAN IMEDI WAL SADIK MAHBOOL MIA
ABU MUSSAB IBN UTHMAN IMEDI WAL SADIK MAHBOOL MIA
5 months ago
Reply to  Chiume

ZA UTUMBUKA USELESS MAN

Citizen
5 months ago
Reply to  Chiume

The same constituency fund which is heavily abused by politicians can do that if properly managed.

Chichi Wanga
Chichi Wanga
5 months ago
Reply to  Chiume

Man blundered by endorsing Chakwera no ody i DPP will trust him

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