Sunday, February 25, 2024
HomeNationalLWB intervenes in cholera fight

LWB intervenes in cholera fight

PUBLISHED BY

The interventions include; Water connections in newly constructed Sanitation facilities in the following markets: Chinsapo, Chadzamakono, Manda Market Kawale 2, Shire, Lumbadzi, Kanengo, Area 24, Ngwenya, Gologota and Kaliyeka in Lilongwe city.

In addition, LWB has also rehabilitated Kiosks in cholera hot spot areas such as Area 36, Kauma, Mtsiliza, and Mtandile, among others.

The water utility company has also Installed 21 new Standpipes in its Non-Serviced Areas to improve the availability of potable water in the areas.

The institution also once donated granular chlorine worth over K1 million to Lilongwe District Health Office (DHO) which was meant to be shared with communities in Lilongwe city and surrounding areas.

Mbewe (R): during the donation of chlorine to Lilongwe DHO-pic by Moses Nyirenda

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), LWB Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Silli Mbewe said that these interventions are coming after the government called upon well-wishers including companies and organizations to assist in the fight against the cholera outbreak in the country.

“In response to the government’s call for support in the fight against Cholera through the Presidential Taskforce on Covid and Cholera, we developed a cholera response Strategy for Lilongwe city and surrounding areas to mitigate the further spread of the disease.

{loadmoduleid 126}

“The strategy was designed to ensure the availability of safe water in cholera hot spot areas and all other areas within the LWB reticulation area, the strategy was also made to mitigate further spread of the cholera disease in areas that have not been severely hit within the peri-urban areas,” Mbewe said.

Currently, under the Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project (LWSP), LWB is working on expediting free water connections as well as commissioning 23 newly constructed water Kiosks in newly reticulated areas in its Southern Zone, according to the CEO.

{loadmoduleid 160}

Ministry of Heath Public Relations Officer (PRO), Adrian Chikumbe hailed LWB for making efforts to support the fight against cholera in the country.

“Government through our ministry called upon stakeholders’ support to combat the further spread of cholera in the country, for this reason, we are glad to see that LWB is making tremendous efforts in response to the plea which was made,” He said.

{loadmoduleid 115}

He, therefore, called other institutions in the country to emulate what LWB is doing saying that it would help in containing the cholera outbreak in the country.

RELATED ARTICLES

Bwande Partners cheer, donate to cyclone survivors in Machinjiri

Bwande Partners, a WhatsApp grouping of fans of Bwande Radio Cartoon, on Thursday, 30 March 2023, donated assorted food and non-food items to cyclone Freddy survivors in Mpoto village T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre.

NyaLonje stresses on the need for high quality production

Minister of Labour Agnes Nyalonje has stressed the need for the country to focus much on productivity and quality to ensure that the nation is achieving excellence. 

Chibuku Products Limited launches Chibuku Special, commits to maintain highest quality for its products

Chibuku Products Limited (CPL) on Wednesday launched a new product – Chibuku Special – with a vow to continue maintaining the highest ethical standards in the production and distribution of the opaque beers in Malawi.

MANEPO launches Covid-19 Door-to-Door Vaccination Campaign in Balaka

In response to the devastating effects of Cyclone Freddy in Balaka District, Malawi, the Malawi Network for Older Persons Organization (MANEPO) has launched a door-to-door vaccination campaign to help protect the affected community from Covid-19.

Latest Posts

popular posts

Mchinji’s agriculture committee emphasises on collaboration

Mchinji District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee (DAECC) has stressed the need for strong relationships and collaboration among stakeholders to sustain agriculture initiatives being implemented in the district.

Woman drags Nankhumwa to court over child maintenance issues

A little known woman, Letina Kamwamba, has dragged Leader of Opposition and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential aspirant, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to court over child maintenance issues.

2024 Aviator Strategy and Tips to Win (TESTED AND VERIFIED)

With the recent surge of users on Premierbet Malawi Aviator; we keep seeing many Facebook and Twitter posts about whether there’s a strategy of some sort for the Aviator game. We haven’t seen any definite answers to this which pushed us to answer this, using a program that compiles the results and gives you an idea of different strategies and numbers to try on Aviator.

MCP publicist Reverend Maurice Munthali resigns

Publicity Secretary for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Reverend Maurice Munthali has resigned from his position, citing the prevailing governance atmosphere marred by persistent corruption allegations and related scandals as reasons for his resignation.

MK17.28bn Mzuzu Civic Office Complex construction at 45%

Plem Construction Limited (PCL) has disclosed that progress of the construction of the first ever Mzuzu Civic Office Complex is at 45 percent.
Nthanda Times