Malawi Red Cross Society has handed over a borehole it drilled in Ntuka Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe in Mangochi District.
The society has sunk the borehole with funding from Danish philanthropist Christian Bitz.
Bitz visited the village last year and noted that it had no source of clean water, a situation that forced parents and guardians to send girl children to fetch water instead of going to school.
Speaking when he handed over the facility to the community, the society’s volunteer and membership specialist Elliot Nazonse commended Bitz for the borehole.
“We are already implementing a community resilience project in this area where we are promoting issues of water and sanitation, education, disaster risk reduction, among others.
“Therefore, the construction of the borehole will go a long way in promoting sanitation, thereby, halting waterborne diseases and other health threats,” he said.
In his remarks, Bitz expressed happiness that the communities will now access potable water without hassles.
“When I saw their situation, I felt touched. Let me indicate that I am going to continue with my development endeavours to the communities of this area until they get transformed,” he said.
Village head Ntuka was all smiles with the borehole, urging others well-wishers to emulate the donor. n