Sifoliano Tebulo, one of TNM’s customers today donated a solar-powered water pump to Mwanza District Hospital to help the health institution cope with water shortages.
Tebulo is one of the 50 TNM customers who won a total of K100 million in the telco’s commemorative 50thIndependence Anniversary promotion, [email protected] Each of the winners was required to choose a social responsibility project of their choice worth K2 million, translating to K100 million.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of solar powered water pump, Tebulo who works at Mwanza District Council said his choice of water pump came after noticing the water shortage problems that the hospital faces, especially in the maternity wing.
“As a resident of the district, I have been aware of the water crisis the District Hospital faces and when I emerged one of the lucky winners, I decided to do something that would help address the problem, thus the solar-powered pump,” he said.
Tebulo said apart from helping to ease the water issue, the pump will also assist the hospital administration to reduce water bills.
“Mwanza is one of public hospitals that lack resources and the installation of this solar water tank I believe it will reduce payments burden that was there before and I thank TNM for the assistance,” he said.
Mwanza District Health Officer Raphael Pilingu said the installation of solar water tank by TNM has started already bearing fruits as evidenced by the reduction of water bills.
“Before the installation of solar panel we had huge outstanding bills starting from 2010 up to last year this donation from TNM has helped us to reduce those costs from K11 million up to K1.5 million now.
Pilingu further said the installation of the water pump has also bought a sigh of relief as erratic water supply was the order of the day at the hospital.
“Again water availability has been reliable compared to the past were we used to stay five days or the whole week without water. Procedures like in theatre where we always rely on water was very difficult to perform that we use to send patients to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital or Lisungwi since we have this solar panel most problems have been reduced,” he said.
TNM’s Public Relations and Sponsorship manager Limbani Nsapato said the projects being handed over under [email protected] promotion continue to respond to the needs of Malawians.
Nsapato said Tebulo’s choice to assist the hospital was in line with company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy.
“This is a life-changing promotion as prizes are going to worthy causes that will go a long way at community level. The health sector is one of the sectors that we are investing our money in because we realize that only health people can contribute positively to the socio- economic development of this country,” said Nyirenda.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :