The Malawi Salvation Army Church has equipped water point committees in Karonga with knowledge of how to care for and maintain boreholes.
The Church hired experts to train the committees during a three-day workshop held in T/A Kilupula in the district.
One of the trainers, water monitoring specialist Francis Mzumara, said the committees were trained on how to dismantle and assemble Afridev pumps.
Also, the committees were reminded about their roles and responsibilities in water resources management.
In an interview, Salvation Army responsible officer for the project Mathews Tulombolombo, said the aim of the project is to equip the committees so that they can handle minor issues regarding boreholes on their own.
“We are certain that after the training the communities will be able to resolve minute issues through the committees,” said Tulombolombo.
The participants in the training commended the Church for the knowledge saying it will help them in a number of aspects including fighting waterborne diseases.
Karonga is one of the districts that is worst hit by cholera and other waterborne diseases in the country.
Salvation Army Church has also managed to construct 17 boreholes in the area.
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