The World Bank has commended Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project (LWSP), saying it has improved access to clean water in the capital city.
The project, implemented by Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) and Lilongwe City Council with funding from the World Bank, is also rehabilitating the city’s sewerage system.
Speaking on Thursday, the World Bank director of strategy and operations (Eastern and Southern Africa) Humberto Lopez said he was satisfied with the project’s progress.
He said: “We have seen people getting potable water through modern water kiosks.
“It is a priority for World Bank to provide more funding to the project to improve access to clean water and sewer system.”
In an interview, Margaret Mayombo, a resident from Area 36, commended the project’s e-Madzi facility, saying it has eased water challenges.
In her remarks, Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo hailed the World Bank for the support, saying it has improved access to clean water in Lilongwe City.
“We have seen women accessing potable water through e-Madzi kiosks,” she said.
The project’s funding includes $75 million (about K59.8 billion) credit from the World Bank/IDA, $25 million (about K19.9 billion) grant from the World Bank/IDA and $2 million (K1.5 billion) from the Government of Malawi.