Mineral and Appropriate Technologies Applicable in Malawi (Matama) has described the implementation of a K573 million Thames Loves Malawi Project in Kasungu as a success.
The project, aimed at increasing sustainable access, use and management of improved water and sanitation services in low-income areas of Kasungu Municipality by 2020, has so far reached out to 4 000 people in Kasungu and Mponela, Dowa.
Speaking at the end of the project last week, Matama programme manager Samuel Mhone said they envisaged reaching out to people with safe water through construction of water kiosks and that has been achieved.
“The project has also assisted 38 000 people access improved sanitation through rehabilitation of four institutional sewer systems,” he said.
Kasungu Municipal Council director of public works Moses Zimba said Thames Loves Malawi was an important project.
“With the high urbanisation rate we are experiencing as a council, their interventions have addressed a number of issues,” he said.
Through the project, Kasungu Municipal Council Social Economic Plan and Urban Structure Plan were updated.
Central Region Water Board scheme manager in Kasungu Mussa Chimtsimbo commended the project, saying it strengthened the board’s service delivery.
Thames Loves Malawi project has run for four years in Kasungu and Mponela with funding from Water Aid Malawi.