Communities living in Malawi’s central region district of Ntcheu should expect improved sanitation once a water and sanitation project completes in the district.
The three year project being funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) has so far drilled 35 of the 50 boreholes it intends to drill.
Apart from borehole drilling, the project is also rehabilitating gravity fed piped water systems in the district besides constructing sanitary facilities in market centres and schools.
The gravity fed piped water systems three in number have been placed in Nanyangu, Kasinje and Dombole respectively.
Speaking to Capital FM, Ntcheu District Water Development Officer expressed gratitude with the progress of the project registered so far.
Onances Nyirenda disclosed the project has managed to drill a number of boreholes currently being accessed by communities in the district.
He however revealed by September this year, work on all the three gravity fed water systems will be in cause so as communities that surrounds the water systems should have access to piped water.
“A number of achievements have been registered in which we have constructed sanitary facilities at Tsangano, Lizulu and Mtonda markets besides construction toilets at Ntcheu district hospital.
We have also achieved in constructing over 28 modern toilets in schools across the district all aimed at improving sanitation,” Nyirenda disclosed.
The project Sustainable Rural Water Infrastructure for Improved Health and Livelihoods is aimed at helping rural communities have access to safe and clean drinking water as well as improved sanitation
Apart from Ntcheu, the project is also being implemented in other districts of Mangochi, Phalombe, Nkhotakota and Rumphi.