Head of Social Sectors and Infrastructure Section of the European Union (EU) delegation to Malawi, Fernando TrabadaCrende, yesterday challenged government and communities to maintain infrastructure that comes with projects.
Speaking yesterday when Blantyre Water Board (BWB) launched a water supply and hygiene project at St Theresa Primary School in Machinjiri, Crende said it is important that much effort is put into maintaining infrastructure so that it benefits communities.
According to Crende, the project called Extending Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Solid Waste Management Services to Low-income Areas of Blantyre, is part of a programme designed to contribute to the national efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number 7 on water and sanitation which started to be implemented in the country in 2006.
“The dedication from BWB and its implementing partners, with special attention to Blantyre City Council [BCC], has made this project possible despite challenges,” he said.
In his remarks, BWB acting chief executive Henri Bakuwa said the board will continue to work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that people within their supply areas have access to safe and potable water supply.