Pacific Limited excites Lilongwe rural with broken boreholes renovation

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Pacific Limited through its nationwide borehole rehabilitation project is expected to renovate about 300 broken boreholes in the out-skirts of Lilongwe.

The support comes amid increased number of boreholes being broken in the area mostly due to vandalism a situation which is forcing women to walk long distances to search for potable water.

Team leader for Pacific Limited borehole rehabilitation project James Nsusa disclosed that they are currently working in Lilongwe’s four Constituencies of Lilongwe North, North East,Msozi South and Nkhoma Mpenu adding that so far about 200 boreholes have already been renovated.

A visit to the area of Traditional Authority ( TA) Chimutu in Lilongwe’s north east constituency revealed that about 58 boreholes had broken down a situation which has made women in the area to be walking a distance of close to 3 kilometres in search of water

Group Village Headman (GVH)Tchoka of T.A Chimutu in Lilongwe North East constituency said the scarcity of water in his area has forced women to be spending much of their time searching for water a development which he said is counterproductive.

Secret Kadziputa who hails from Village Headman (VG) Kachimphi,TA Chimutu disclosed that she wakes up 2 o clock am every day to fetch water.

“The problem of water scarcity has reached worrisome levels in our area.We have to wake up early in the morning every day to fetch water.When we go in the morning we come back in the afternoon. Some times we just resort to fetch water from the streams”,said Kadziputa.

Efforts to get Government stand on whether intends to embark on massive borehole rehabilitation across the country proved futile as authorities at the department of water and irrigation services kept on pushing to each other for their reaction

However Member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe North Constituency Monica Chayang’anamuno whose area the Pacific team has already renovated about 60 boreholes said Government expects the local communities to assume the responsibility of maintaining their boreholes instead of relying upon Government or MPs

She therefore expressed great fullness to other cooperate Organisations such as Pacific Limited for having interest in renovating boreholes in her area.

She said ” I salute the Pacific team and truly it has Malawians at heart, such a gesture is rare and i pray that Pacific under the leadership of Faizal Aboo will continue to help other areas in the Country” .

Pacific borehole rehabilitation project started in 2015 and so far it has rehabilitated over 3150 boreholes across the country.

It is believed that one borehole can serve at least 300 families and can save a family 1 hours in searching for water every day.

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