Water board drills plumbers
Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has drilled 24 plumbers in modern plumbing techniques to improve service delivery.
Speaking in an Interview, LWB director of corporate services Moses Mwenye said they decided to drill the plumbers to meet current skills levels in the plumbing industry.
“We noticed changes in the field of plumbing due to the development of new technology. For this reason, we thought it wise to train our plumbers to update their knowledge and skills so that they should work in line with modern technology,” he said.
Mwenye said LWB appreciates the role plumbers play in the generation and connection of water supply systems; hence, the need to update them on the new technology.
“The skills the plumbers have acquired will assist in effective and efficient service delivery to our customers,” he said.
One of the trainees, Towera Munthali, applauded LWB for empowering her with modern plumbing skills, saying the skills will help her to deliver plumbing services professionally and timely.
During this year’s Southern African Employers’ Organisations Conference held in Lilongwe, the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (Ecam) stressed on the need for employers in the country to empower their employees with modern technology skills.
Ecam president George Matipwiri commended LWB for training employees in digital techniques, saying the water board made the necessary response to the human-centred agenda the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is championing.