Zomba-Likangala Member of Parliament (MP) McRonald Khwepeya on Saturday commissioned a K1.6 million (about $6 400) borehole at Bloom Orphan Care and Feeding Centre in Traditional Authority Mwamboâ€™s area in the district.
The centre of attraction was Chitimbe Village where the borehole was drilled with funds from volunteers of Bloom Norway.
Speaking during the ceremony, Khwepeya urged the community to be development-oriented and support Bloomâ€™s initiative.
He also hailed the initiator of the project, Isabel Maguja-Nelson.
On her part, Maguja-Nelson singled out Bloomâ€™s initiative of promoting girls education as one of the major achievements.
â€œWe are paying tuition fees for five girls from this orphanage doing their secondary school at Mlatho Girls Private in Liwonde. But, I would like to ask government through you our honourable guest to consider enrolling girls from this centre to government girlsâ€™ boarding schools. It is only through this that we will see the reduction of early marriages and pregnancies among girls in the communities,â€ she said.
Bloom, short for Bringing Life to Orphans of Malawi, was founded in 2006 to promote community participation, caring and sharpening the future of the needy as well as equipping them with life skills.