Water for People Malawi (WPM) and Chirazulu District Council have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the organisation implementing water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) interventions in the district.
Speaking during the signing ceremony on Tuesday, WPM country director Kate Harawa said the organisation has put aside K2.5 billion for the project.
“We want to work with the council to ensure that everyone, every household, every school and every clinic in the district has access to sanitation and safe water,” she said.
Harawa said the high demand for water and sanitation services in the district prompted WPM to choose Chiradzulu among seven districts that were proposed for the project.
Chirazulu district commissioner Reinghard Kaweta Chavula said access to improved drinking water in the district is estimated at 73 percent while access to sanitation services is at 63 percent.
“With the coming in of the project, we are now assured that by the end of three years, the situation and the people’s livelihood will tremendously improve,” she said.
Chavula said the project will produce healthy people that will contribute to the development of their families and the country. n