Blantyre residents from areas where water supply has been erratic over the past years have hailed Blantyre Water Board (BWB) for improved supply.
A visit by Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Allan Chiyembekeza to areas such as Nancholi, Chatha in Chilobwe, Bangwe, BCA, Chigumula and Bvumbwe in Thyolo North on Monday revealed that the water situation has improved in the past two months.
Women found at public kiosks told the minister intermittent water supply is a thing of the past as they no longer walk long distances to get potable water.
Thoko Chiutsi, a Chatha resident in Chilobwe who gets her water from a BWB kiosk, said previously water was a big problem, but the situation has improved.
Speaking in an interview after the tour, Chiyembekeza said he embarked on the fact-finding tour to have first hand information on the water supply situation.
The minister also visited BWB’s Midima booster station which is being expanded and Bangwe tank expected to cater for Bangwe Township, one of the worst affected areas. n