There has been no water at Parliament Building in Lilongwe which has left a bad odour that engulfed the halls of the building yesterday.
The development comes after Lilongwe Water Board (LWB), the sole supplier of water to the capital city, has on several occasions warned the city’s residents that there would be water rationing due to low water levels at its intake dams.
The water rationing has affected many parts of the city, but has especially been felt more at complexes housing a large number of people in the City Centre such as Parliament and Reserve Bank of Malawi, where workers were sent back home.
Second Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya confirmed that the House had been affected by the water rationing.
He said LWB had been informed to spare the National Assembly during the period it will be meeting.
Said Chiwaya: “Lilongwe Water Board has assured us that water supply would resume this afternoon. In the meantime, Lilongwe Water Board has sent two water bowsers to assist us.”
After the board filled up the water reservoir tank constructed by the Chinese company which built seen hauling water up the steps to place in the toilets for use by staff and MPs. n