Raiply Malawi Limited has handed over a borehole to Chikwa Theu Village in Traditional Authority Mzikubola in Mzimba District.
Speaking on Saturday during the handover, Raiply chief executive officer Chrishna Das said the borehole will solve water problems community members were facing.
“Although our main call is timber production, we decided to provide people with potable water,” he said.
Das appealed to the people to protect the forest.
On his part, Inkosi ya Makhosi M’Mbelwa V urged people in the area to protect the borehole.
One of the community members, Olipa Theu, commended Raiply for the borehole, saying she used to draw water from wells and streams.
Raiply started its operations in the area in March 1999 following the purchase of Viply as part of government’s privatisation programme.
The concession agreement signed between government and Raiply gives the company exclusive rights to harvest and utilise forest resources within an area of nearly 20 000 hectares, with the trees and land remaining the property of Malawi government.