Pacific Limited Rehabilitates 7, 000 in 8 Years
The Pacific Limited is this month celebrating eight years of a success implementation of its free borehole rehabilitation project launched in 2015 as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Its Managing director, Faizal Aboo has told Zodiak that the project which seeks to provide equitable access to potable water across the country has so far renovated over 7, 000 boreholes for free.
"For us, this is a no mean achievement. It has taken the hardworking spirit of our team on the ground as well as strong coordination we have with our partners especially members of Parliament," said Aboo.
James Nsusa who is team leader for the project said their eight years of service mostly in the rural areas has helped them to have a better picture of how access to potable water remains a challenge in most parts of the country.
Nsusa therefore appealed for more partners both private and the government for continued success of the project.
Minister of Water and Sanitation, Abida Mia whose area the company is currently repairing the broken boreholes has pledged continued government coordination with the institution on the Project.
Malawi is currently grappling to contain the recurring cholera pandemic, an outbreak experts have attributed to inadequate access of potable water among most Malawians currently at 30 percent.
Through its project the Pacific Limited has helped to reduce time communities mainly women spend in fetching water which they are now using to do other productive activities.