Daza Bails Out Neno District Council
A renowned humanitarian and business woman Triephornia Bender Daza has bailed out the Neno district council office by paying a 5 million kwacha water bill.
Daza said she was touched to learn that operations at the district office had been greatly affected because of lack of water.
"I am a keen follower of current affairs and when I learnt that a district office is failing to pay for and operate without water, I decided to come to their aid, Neno is one of the country's under developed districts and needs all the help they can get," she said.
She added that this was an isolated case and she is not scouting for district offices to assist.
“Some know me as CEO and founder of Africa child foundation but I did this in my personal capacity. It is my hope that the office will have a long lasting solution to such challenges,” she said.
The plight of Neno district office came to light after Zodiak Broadcasting Station reported of the disconnection.
Meanwhile, Neno District Commissioner Hudson Kuphanga has welcomed the development.
He added that the council receive little funding that can not carter for utilities and they have reached the Southern Region Water Board for a prepaid meter so that they do not incur huge bills.
" We are grateful to be given the bail out and we have already paid K1 million five hundred thousand to SRWB and this units will take us a long time unlike the use of the postpaid meter," he said.
He, however said the settled water bill of K5.6 million is a clear testimony of how patriotic some Malawians are, hence encouraging others to emulate.
The issue of the disconnection came amid a rise in cases of cholera in the district which has already killed 10 lives and infected 782 people.