Water problems ease in Blantyre, minister assures of constant supply

Minister responsible for water Allan Chiyembekeza says there is now constant supply of water in Blantyre due to maintenance and upgrading of Walkers’ Ferry, Blantyre Water Board water pumping point on Shire River.

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Mpope! Mpope! Water situation improves in Blantyre

Chiyembekeza, who is also minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, said the Walkers’s Ferry is now able to pump 98000 cubic metres of water enough to supply to Blantyre and surrounding areas.

“We are now able to supply water to areas like Bangwe, Namiyango, Zingwangwa and Chigumula that were hit hard by shortages of water,” Chiyembekeza told parliament on Friday.

The scarcity of water forced women as early as 1 am walking long distances in search of potable water and there were some cases of rape and water borne diseases linked to the dry tap situations in some areas.

Last week, Chiyembekeza hinted the government will soon start pumping water from Mulanje Mountain, the source of most rivers in southern Malawi.

President Peter Mutharika said on Saturday his administration has secured a US $400m grant from China for water supply development programmes, saying jovially, “Malawi will say bye to water problems in two years time.”

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yunusu
yunusu
5 years ago

Minister wa magetsi nayenso agwire ntchito bravo alan

anadimba
anadimba
5 years ago

olemekezeka Anduna a chiyembekeza,aHenry Mussa, aO g Issa, tabwerani muzaone ku chiradzulu Boma. Vuto la madzi,boma lotsalira mu zonse. PaBoma po sa dziwika kuti ndi pa boma.koma nduna zathu zambiri zikuchokera konkuno. Inu AFabiano , tabwerani ku boma mu dza chite appreciate vuto la madzi.

Chingolopiya
Chingolopiya
5 years ago

Improvement on paper not on the ground. CI,MANASE,KAMPALA one week with erratic water supply

Saulosi saka
Saulosi saka
5 years ago

Since The Hon. Minister has spoken of improved water supply its okay. What remains a mistery is how BWB is unable to lay pipes for the Northen part of Blantyre City Assembly’s Chilobwe West project? This location is neglected and people use water from wells in this era!

Lbanda
Lbanda
5 years ago

I live at Bangwe clinic we have been hit by this dry tap problem since 2years ago to date so am wondering which Bangwe area is the Minister referring to the better his officials from Ministry headquarters could come here and see for themselves a clinic without running water for years .

Investor
Investor
5 years ago

Oh yeah there have been an improvement over the week end with magetsi there is perfect disorganization. Please Government intervene .

Jojo
Jojo
5 years ago

So is BWB now working on building capacity to supply water to a population that will be there in 5 years time, and 10 years time? Coz i feel they have fixed a problem for the current city population.

Lbanda
Lbanda
5 years ago

I leave at Bangwe clinic we are still experiencing no water uptodate for 2years which Bangwe area is the minister referring it could have been better if the Minister visits this area and have first hand information rather than hearing from BWB officials

Antoni apaphata
Antoni apaphata
5 years ago

This is 2015 people. Water should not be something to celebrate. In the stone age that is when peoplecelecelebrated about water. Wake up.

Mirella K
Mirella K
5 years ago

Blantyre Malawians, kindly confirm these rumours!

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