MP impressed with BMZ funded project.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe South Constituency Honorable Peter Dimba was in Mtata Village in Traditional authority Masumbankhunda where he was appreciating the impact of the project implemented by Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM) with funding from Federal Ministry for Economic Corporation and Development (BMZ). The project started in October 2020 and is expected to be completed in October 2023.
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Habitat is implementing a Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) project which is aimed at improving the access to portable water, household hygiene and sanitation practices. So far, the project has drilled 16 boreholes, rehabilitated 14 boreholes, triggered 72 villages, and conducted hygiene campaigns in the area. The project is also promoting corbelled latrines which are low cost, sustainable and withstand the loose soils. The project has constructed 210 model corbelled latrines. The corbelled latrines were designed by Department of Water and Sanitation from Mzuzu University and is recommended by government.
Honorable Dimba expressed his satisfaction of the project and encouraged members of the community to be committed to the project and ensure that the impact of the project is sustainable beyond the project period. “This community had serious concerns on the access to portable water and this project is address this gap. Even if this project came to our area to construct only one borehole, we would have been so appreciative of the support. What we are seeing are more interventions and we are immensely grateful for the support and the big impact the project is making in our community. We are hopeful that it will be extended to reach out to many communities”, Said Honorable Dimba.
The MP joined the District Coordinating Team, Senior Chief Masumbankhunda on this tour. The stakeholders visited Mtata, Kangwiriro and Songayabere villages.