American Citizen Pumps in K38 M in Renovation of a Health Center in Mzimba
An American citizen has bailed out communities in the area of Inkosi Mmbelwa by pumping in K38 million in the renovation of Kamteteka health center which was in a dilapidated state.
The American Linda Ward has also constructed toilets to improve sanitation at the facility which serves a population of 25000 people.
Ward also plans to construct a maternity wing and an elementary school at the health institution.
"I wanted to come in and help after I noted challenges the communities here were facing, the institution was dilapidated, had no steady water supply and the toilets were not all that good," said Ward.
"Now I will also construct a maternity wing to ensure that women are delivering in a conducive environment."
Mmbelwa district council district commissioner Emmanuel Bambe commended the action taken by the American saying her assistance has helped in giving the facility a new face.
"We are grateful with what Ward has done especially her interest to construct a maternity wing here you know as a district we are struggling with maternal-related deaths so the building of the maternity wing will help in reducing such deaths," said Bambe.
Bambe also commended Nkhondopera building construction for doing a good job, unlike other contractors who do substandard work when entrusted with such projects.
"We urge other contractors to emulate the work done by the contractor Nkhondopera building construction many times we see sub-standard works by some contractors but this is outstanding," said Bambe.
Weighing in on the Group Village headman Kamteteka Hara said the facility had no steady water supply and was an eyesore as it had been worn out and dilapidated.
" This health center serves a lot of people but it was not in good shape, we had no water here, the houses and other structures were dilapidated even the toilets were a health hazard but now with the help of Linda it now looks new," said GVH Kamteteka Hara.