World Vision Malawi has embarked on an K850 million project to drill boreholes in Mzimba District to improve access to safe water.
Speaking during the handover of 37 boreholes to communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chindi on Friday, World Vision Malawi acting national director Charles Chimombo said access to clean water is not only a basic need of mankind, but a necessity to sustain all forms of life in the world.
He said without potable water, life would be impossible that is why his organisation decided to reach people of Mzimba with safe water.
“In the past three years we have drilled 219 boreholes here in three T/As in Mzimba, reaching out to over 50 000 people out of which 8 000 are children below the age of five. This investment was achieved at a cost of over K850 million,” said Chimombo.
Director of irrigation services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Godfrey Mamba, commended World Vision for drilling the boreholes, saying the move has helped government to reach rural masses with safe water.
He said it is the wish of government that every Malawian access safe water.
Mamba said when people have safe water, they live a healthy life which eases pressure on health facilities. n