Ntcheu District Executive Committee (DEC) on Wednesday took turns to accuse Central Region Water Board (CRWB) of failing to find long lasting solutions to alleviate water challenges that the district faces.
DEC said this during a meeting where they summoned CRWB to explain the water situation in the district, which has seen some households at Ntcheu Boma not getting water for three months.
Ntcheu district social welfare officer Mike Makalande asked the board to explain why the district is facing water shortage soon after the rainy season.
“You came here to tell us your plans that will take us four to five years to be achieved yet we have the problem at hand instead of giving us the water,” he said.
District agriculture development officer Martin Kamlomo also accused the board of failing to provide immediate solutions to the water problems.
Another resident, Kondanani Mangochi, expressed concern that people from Kamzingeni where he resides have gone three months without tap water.
Making a presentation on behalf of CRWB, Humphrey Kamwendo said the board is considering deploying water bowsers but could not say when the water bowsers will start servicing Ntcheu Boma, a development that irked the DEC members further.
He said the water sources that supply water to the Boma are being blocked by irrigation farmers cultivating near the intake in Chipusile.
Kamwendo also said vandalism of the main line and environmental degradation at the intake are aggravating the situation.