Evidence Action Assures to do More on Provision of Clean Water

Part of the visit Part of the visit - pic by Christopher Sande

A water and sanitation organisation, Evidence Action, says it has so far spent K4 billion to promote water treatment in rural areas of seven districts in Malawi.

Speaking after the Chief Executive officer and president of the organisation, Kanika Bahl from the United States of America visited some projects on Thursday, the organisation’s Country Director Benson Botha said they have installed over 15, 000 chlorine dispensers close to boreholes and other activities in order to deal with water borne diseases.

He further explained that over 2.5 million people have benefited from their interventions.

“We are happy that the installation of chlorine dispensers has greatly assisted to ensure that communities are accessing safe drinking water. Even cases of water borne diseases have reduced drastically in the districts that we are working,” said Botha.

The country director added that apart from Zomba, they have extended their activities to other districts including Machinga, Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Neno and Mwanza.

Meanwhile, chief executive officer and president of the organisation, Bahl has promised to continue supporting Malawi in the areas of water and sanitation.

“I am very impressed with what I have seen. We hope to do more, to see to it that people are getting clean and safe water,” said Bahl

A woman from Walala village in the area of chief Kadewere in Chiradzulu has thanked Evidence Action for fixing chlorine dispensers close to boreholes saying this has helped the masses to drink safe water.

She has since asked for more water related projects in the area so as to improve their living standards.

The interventions by Evidence Action come when Malawi was recently severely hit by cholera that killed hundreds of people.

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