Malawi’s consumer watchdog Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA), on Thursday, called for an independent investigation into the Area 18 sewage spillover into the City’s piped water.
CAMA called upon service providers to ensure sustainable service delivery without subjecting customers in the Area 18 catchment section, to further harm.
The Executive Director for CAMA John Kapito, informed the Maravi Post that CAMA is requesting “an independent person to investigate both the mechanical and economical issues of the water pipes in Area 18, so that the report addresses all the concerns that Area 18 residents have rised. Water is life. Clean water must be available to the residents of Area 18.”
Meanwhile Area 18 concerned residents said they are not ready to start drinking the taped water. Chairperson of the concerned residents Mr Leonard Phiri said the “authorities are not taking the matter seriously to have the problem rectified.”
This response by residents comes after Lilongwe water Board, Malawi Housing Corporation and Lilongwe City Council, held a joint conference, where the parastatals informed the public on their efforts to rectify the problem.
In its part, Lilongwe Water Board stopped the water supply line to Area 18 in a bid to begin work on the faulty pipes.