Premier mobile network and ICT service provider, TNM has come to the rescue of Pensulo Health Centre in Blantyre by sinking pump-powered borehole to ease the problem of water shortage at the health facility.
The water installations are worth K5.5 million.
Lack of water has been a major problem affecting the delivery of services at the clinic.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Chief Commercial Officer Daniel Makata said TNM remains firmly committed to improving health services for Malawians.
“As a truly Malawian mobile network, TNM is very passionate about the welfare of Malawians especially in the health sector where we continue to make immense contributions,” he said.
He said following drought, Malawi is facing a shortage of potable water supply resulting in a number of sanitation challenges.
“As such we decided to sink a borehole and install a pump at this institution to ease the burden of water shortage and clear any uncertainties that arise due to lack of potable water supply. Clean water is essential for a health centre such as this one,” he said.
Makata observed that TNM realises that government cannot go it alone as the challenges facing the health sector are enormous hence the company remains committed to contribute and assist Malawians meet their healthcare needs.
Blantyre District Health Office, Medson Matchaya hailed TNM for the donation saying it will go a long way in running of the health centre.
“Management of the clinic almost closed this facility as the water problem became unbearable,” said Matchaya.