Minister Nancy Tembo tours LL water board
By Staff Reporter
The Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo has challenged staff at Lilongwe water board to be vigilant and work towards improving their services in order to meet the demands of the people.
The minister said this when she toured Lilongwe water board head office and Kamuzu Dam in Malingunde to appreciate the work the board is doing.
She said as a board they should be planning to grow the institution by being innovative so that it can be able to sustain itself.
“As government we will not interfere in the work of the board for you to be more productive. You should also note that government will not entertain any corrupt practices that may be occurring at the board, the rule of law should be adhered to at all times” she added.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer for Lilongwe Water Board Godfrey Itaye said they were grateful for the minister’s visit saying the projects that the minister toured will in a long run help the board to be able to supply portable water to Lilongwe residents.
The minister toured the treatment plant at Lilongwe water board head office and the Kamuzu Dam 1 where the board is expanding the dam to occupy more water.
As utility service provider, LWB is responsible for the provision of water supply services to the City of Lilongwe and surrounding areas designated as its supply area.
LWB customers include domestic, institutional, industrial as well as commercial. It is also a Board’s mandate to manage the source of raw water, abstract and treat water in full compliance with regulatory bodies such as World Health Organization (WHO) and Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS); and provide adequate and reliable water supply to the residents of the City of Lilongwe that meets customer needs.