No money to drill boreholes, says Minister Chaponda

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr George Chaponda Tuesday said money was not allocated to drill boreholes in the 2015/16 budget.

Flashback: Chaponda and Japanese Ambassador Nishioka visiting the  borehole at Zandana Vilage in Mchinji pic SArah Munthali MANA

Flashback: Chaponda and Japanese Ambassador Nishioka visiting the borehole at Zandana Vilage in Mchinji pic SArah Munthali MANA

He said this in parliament when he was responding to a question from Member of Parliament (MP) for Dedza North, Patrick Chilondola who asked the Minister to consider drilling boreholes in the villages of Sumaili, Chitsatsa and Mpinda in his constituency.

Chaponda asked members to find funds from other organizations or donors to help drill boreholes in the needy areas.

He said they have already submitted budget to Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for the drilling of boreholes as government is aware of water situation.

The Minister said plans are in place to make sure that portable water is supplied.

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I MISS KAMUZU !! I MISS DR KAMUZU REALLY !! 51 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE WE ARE STILL TALKING OF BOREHORES ;REALLY ?? GOVT & NGOS ARE BUSY TRAINING WATER ENGINEERS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY WHAT FOR ?? YOU MEAN OUR WATER ENGINEERS DONT HAVE THE BALLS AND BRAINS TO PUMP HUGE AMOUNTS OF WATER FROM LAKE MALAWI TO OUR CITIES ??? THEN WE ARE NOT MOVING FORWARD BUT BACKWARDS TO COLONIALISM. FUNDING ADVICE+ =CONFISTICATE ALL PROPERTIES FROM CASHGATERS AND RECOVER OUR MONIES = TALK TO DONORS ON A SERIOUS NOTE i.e DONT SEND THIEVES TO TALK FOR THE NATION.(YOU… Read more »
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