Communities in traditional authorities Khombedza and Makanjira in Salima now have potable water, courtesy of a Constituency Development Fund water project.
In separate interviews, community members said they requested their legislator Enock Phale (Salima North-West Constituency) for boreholes.
Group village head Seketeni said the parliamentarian responded by constructing six boreholes in the two areas. “Women used to travel long distances to get water,” he said.
Evarista Daniel, a community member, said she used to wake up around 5am to fetch water. “Sometimes children delayed to go to school because of lack of water,” she said. Speaking in a separate interview, Phale said shortage of water affected the people’s hygiene.
“The communities have been facing water challenges for close to 30 years,” he said. Phale said the availability of water will also help to prevent waterborne diseases.Phale asked the communities to take good care of the boreholes.