Parliament gives Malawi Housing Corp 4 days ultimatum to repair Area 18 sewer

Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) has been given a four day ultimatum to repair the broken sewer lines in Lilongwe’s Area 18 residential estate.

Chilenga: MHC has up to Monday to repair the sewer lines or face unspecified drastic action

The residents in Area 18  and Malawians at large are drinking dirty water infested with face all matter, according to published reports.

MHC has been warned  to face unspecified drastic action by a joint Parliametary Committee on Agriculture, Irrigation, Natural Resources and Climate Change.

Welani Chilenga the  chairperson of the Natural Resources and Climate Change committee said the  matter is of “urgency and importance.”

He  urged MHC to take action to repair the sewer lines in Area 18 within four days.

“That means you have up to Monday [August 14] to maintain the problem or else a drastic action which we cannot disclose now will be taken,” said upfront talking Chilenje.

Last week  some residents of Area 18 had sewage-filled water flowing from their taps.

Lilongwe City Council acting CEO Charles Makanga disclosed that after receiving a report on the incident, technical officers visited the scene where MHC engineers were already working on the blocked sewer pipe which had resulted into the breakage.

“After two days, the sewer pipe was blocked again. Then two days later, the same thing happened. The biggest problem is coming from people who remove the manhole covers and then others who throw things there like stones,” Makanga said.

During the meeting , the joint parliamentary committee cleared Lilongwe Water Board from the horror but faulted MHC, the landlord of the Area 18 residential estate, as being responsible in manaGIng the sewer lines.

But MHC deputy CEO Garnet Gwembere said legally the water board was supposed to own and manage the sewer.

Meanwhile, MHC has said it will work tirelessly to rectify the problem and meet the Monday deadline.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
TWIM
Guest

Malawi is the worst country to live in on earth

waoza phiri
Guest

stop using zisononko za dowe, news paper and other hard stuff for toilet tissue. The honorable minister should put forward private member bill to remove taxes on toilet paper

concerned citizen
Guest
The tendency of vandalizing infrastructure is so rampant in Malawi. Is it due to poverty that when the poor see such items they think it is the fastest way to make money for them selves. Ambiri amene amapanga zimenezi ndi amene anathawa sukulu . Lero alibe cho chita for survival . Nanunso a Malawi housing find a way of securing the manhole covers so that they are not easily removed. what about welding the man hole covers in place. The day you shall need to inspect the line, you will cut the welding out which will be once in a… Read more »
osward voponga nsadala
Guest
osward voponga nsadala

Idyani, imwani manyi. Munenepe. Muthokoze DPP munvotera. Chitukuko mumafuna n’chimenechi.

Kaitano
Guest

Very bad!

james
Guest

Anthu a ku Lilongwe mudya bwino eti,mixing timanyi in drinking water,kkkkkkkkkk

Deck
Guest

From managing water to managing sewer lines? you are out of your f***n mind! Lilongwe Sewer Board hehehehe

wpDiscuz

More From Nyasatimes