Consumer rights activist tells people to drag boards to court over water connection

A consumer rights activist has told people to drag water boards to courts over the new arrangement of water connection.

Kapito: Stop taking water consumers for granted

John Kapito has told water boards to “stop taking water consumers for granted.”

Kapito has since told people to “rise up” and seek legal action over the recently announced water connection policy.

According to the new policy, water boards will now provide applicants with a meter and pipeline layout only.

On their part, customers would be expected to pay an application fee of K15 000 and source pipes as well as fittings as per the boards’ specifications.

Customers will also be responsible for excavations and backfilling of trenches for new water connections.

Board Chairperson of Blantyre Water Board George Mnesa states that the changes are meant to ensure speedy water connections for customers.

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Kagwa
Kagwa
4 months ago

That little boy, Chilima, promised Malawians that water and electricity connections would be free during “Onse” administration. That young man is not noisy these days, I wonder where he is now. He needs to fulfill this with his “talk talk” man at the helm of this country.

Vakuda
Vakuda
4 months ago

The board is taking advantage of people now. In my case I bought a 200mtr pipe,but now about houses are connected to my half inch pipe. I’m on higher ground so I only get water when the ones only lower grounds are done. I tried to tell them I’m deprived of my pipe but they said they will look into that. It’s nearly 2yrs since,nothing done. This weekend I saw them doing another connection. Zoovutha.

sky
sky
4 months ago

ife kuno ku lilongwe zimenezi zidayamba kale. We buy all required materials from shops recommended by a waterboard. waterboard just come to install and connect water

mtete
mtete
4 months ago

It’s simple actually. Stick to the current policy and risk waiting for months before being connected. All the Boards are doing is reducing connection time.
My view is that the Consumers Body is overreacting.
The Water Boards must however look at a situation where the newly installed pipe by an individual is going to benefit others.

Kajedza
Kajedza
4 months ago

Maybe in the interest of everyone, he should file a public interest litigation. As consumer association , assume they have legal practitioners on board!!!

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
4 months ago
Reply to  Kajedza

I wanted to say the same kuti iyeyo osawatengera a Waterboard ku court bwanji? Why is he inciting people?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
4 months ago

What?? Never heard of such a stupid policy by a utility company anywhere in the world.

Jah
Jah
4 months ago

Its working nice apo biii chaka kudikila

Avinco
Avinco
4 months ago

This Tonse Alliance government is now getting stinky and stinky than a dirty shit hole. We just wasted our votes because DPP cadets are still holding influencial positions. Mukakhala only one term kenaka ndikuchoka m’boma you will surely have yourself to blame

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
4 months ago

Mwachedwa o Kapito ife kukaya tidavomereza kale ndipo ndizabwino zedi sitikuona vuto mwina popeza ndife onmvetsetsa kusiyani ndinu akumwera.Kaya tiyenazoni.

Mlomwe wa paphata
4 months ago

Zokumbana zigawo zitheretu, we are all Malawians, mumamvesetsa chiani?

heston
heston
4 months ago

zikomo. poti mwatchula za igawo ndi inu, Vomerezaninsoni kuti ana anu sanachite bwino mayeso

Prophet Mbolo
Prophet Mbolo
4 months ago

ako ndithu. Paja simukukhonzanso mayeso.

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