LWB Failing to Meet Maximum Capacity

LWB Failing to Meet Maximum Capacity

The Lilongwe Water Board has confessed it has a production deficit of 25,000 cubic meters of water required to meet supply demand for people living in Lilongwe and surrounding areas.

Chairperson for the board George Kajanga said during an inspection of progress of a project to raise and rehabilitate Kamuzu Dam 1 on Friday that completion of the project will help increase the storage capacity.

“Probably it could be the biggest dam in Malawi for now. It will keep water for us during the dry season and at the same time we will be able to increase our supply to residents of Lilongwe and beyond,” he said.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Water and Sanitation Elias Chimulambe says the construction works are on the right track.

“Now it will be generating 25 million cubic liters of water which is, at least, a boost to the water supply in Lilongwe city,” he added.

European Investment Bank Vice President Thomas Ostros said he is impressed with the progress so far, and has assured the bank’s commitment toward funding Malawi’s development projects.

“This has been a very successful operation and hopefully it will benefit the citizens of Malawi in and around the capital region. People will access clean water in a safe way, and we have a portfolio of very interesting projects in Malawi which we are funding,” he explained.

The K30 billion project is expected to be completed next month.

LWB serves a population of over 1.2 million people mainly in Lilongwe City, Malawi’s capital.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 24/01/2023

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