Welthungerhilfe (WHH), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has donated motorcycles and laptop computers worth K40 million to Dedza District Council to enhance its water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) related activities.
Speaking during the handover on Friday, Dedza District WHH Collective Action for Sustainable Wash Services Programme specialist Wongani Chimbali said they wanted to reduce the council’s mobility challenges.
She said: “We did an analysis on Wash programme in the district, including monitoring as one of its building blocks. So, we realised that there was a gap on transportation, especially for extension workers.
“We also found that they had challenges in the storage of data. That is why we have provided them with laptops to help them keep records for future use.”
On his part, Dedza district environmental health officer Rudolf Banda commended WHH for the support, saying it will help them store data properly.
“Again, the motorcycles will enable us to go to-hard-to-reach areas and help those who could not access Wash services,” he said.
Banda pleaded with the users to take care of the motorcycles.