Malingunde in Dire Need of Portable Water
Management of Malingunde School for the Blind are concerned that the school continues to lack safe water despite bordering Kamuzu Dam—a source of water for Lilongwe city.
But Lilongwe water board spokesperson, Mr. Trevor Phoya says the dam has taps from where surrounding communities, including the school, can draw water.
Reverend Martin Nthiko of the Nkhoma synod which established and runs the school told Zodiak Online that the only source of water at the School is a borehole.
“Am not happy that the school has no piped water despite bordering Kamuzu Dam which supplies water to the rest of Lilongwe city,” cried Rev. Mthiko of Nkhoma synod.
The School which runs an integrated system has an enrollment of over 2500 learners. 30 are blind students under Malingunde School for the blind. The Schools were established in 1972.
But Lilongwe water board spokesperson, Mr. Trevor Phoya says the dam has taps from where surrounding communities including the School can draw water.
He was quick to add that currently a project by Ministry of Local government is underway to supply piped water around the area and hopes that the school will benefit. —Zodiak Online
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