By Lusekero Mhango
KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-Veteran Politician Frank Tompale Mwenefumbo on this week commissioned and handed over a borehole to communities of Chiwondo, Traditional Authority (T.A) Kyungu who have been without potable water for years.
The communities that will benefit from the water point are from Group Village Headman Kishombewhose residents for decades have been withdrawing water from the Chiwondolagoon a development that posed the communities a risk of contracting waterborne diseases.
Speaking in an interview after handing over the borehole which has been valued for over MK1 million Mwenefumbo who is also an aspiring candidate for UTM Party for the by-election in Karonga Central Constituency in the November 10, 2020 Parliamentary Poles, said it was sad to learn people of the area were travelling up to 4 square kilometres to access clean water a development which prompted him to drill a borehole in the area.
“It was sad to note despite portable water being a basic human need these communities have had no access to clean and portable water for decades hence my assistance,” he lamented.
Adding, that the borehole that he has provided will uplift the villagers lives since they will no longer travel long distances to fetch water thus use the time to participate in developmental activities.
Mwenefumbo therefore appealed to the beneficiaries of the water point to take care of the borehole so as to serve its intended purpose.
Group Village Headman Kishombe, said people of his area have been facing water challenges for years hence hailed the installation of the borehole in the area.
“We used to face a lot of challenges because we did not have access to reliable sources of water and as a result of this we used to get ill due to the unclean water,” he explained.
One of the beneficiaries Anne Mwenelupembe expressed gratitude over the initiative saying communities will no longer be drawing water from unprotected sources such as a lagoon.
She said that the provision of the borehole will greatly improve their lives as a result families will be having enough time to concentrate on developmental activities rather than travelling long distances in the hunt for clean water.