After President Peter Mutharika ordered water boards to provide water for large scale irrigation, Lilongwe Water Board is failing to provide water for home in the capital city.
In a delayed statement, issued after 48 hours due to pressure from angry residents, Lilongwe Water Board says it has started rationing water due to water levels as a result of inadequate rains.
This has forced Lilongwe residents to have no water for two days running now.
Dedza east MP Juliana Lunguzi who stays in the Capital City’s low density Area 10 writes furiously on her Facebook wall:”I can’t believe its now getting 48 hours and more with no water in the Capital City of Malawi. Ironically no alternatives are provided by our water boards knowing that we can’t’ drill borehole in town either. No decency to communicate what is happening.”
The dry taps come barely hours after Mutharika ordered Lilongwe Water Board and other boards to provide water for irrigation begging a question as this might be a feasible project as the boards are struggling to provide water in homes.