Rhema multi million water project takes off
By Our Reporter
A multi million water project which Rhema has been championing at Dowa Turn off in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula has finally taken off as one way of saying Water is life.
Rhema Executive Director, Innocent Semu said digging of drainage where pipes are going to be laid in has been completed.
He said works at the water source has been completed with funding from Hope of the Child.
Semu said all pipes which are needed for the 2 Km project have been purchased while saying water is life.
“When you have clean water, one is protected from water borne diseases that is why we decided to bring the project to this arrear.” Said Semu.
Semu said there is already a budget for this project which is already available to make sure that the project is concluded.
It was also emphasized by Semu that his organization also engaged Central Region Water Board which has exclusive water rights in this area and that this parastatal already gave them a go ahead with their project as they have no any plans to extend their provision of piped water to this area for now.
Group Village Headman Thambwe of this area of Traditional Authority Mkukula expressed his gratitudes for the project saying it will go a long way in eradicating water problems his subjects have been experiencing all along.
“Our wives spend 2-3 hours down there the river fetching water and they come back very tired that they fail to execute other activities that may develop our households and with this clean water coming at our disposal, surely I am very grateful for this and I support this wholeheartedly.” GVH Thambwe said.
Government officials from the department of water at Dowa district did their survey and identified a place where this water plant will be planted.
The project will see people having water taps in their homes and they will be asked to pay a little amount that will be used for some maintenance activities for sustainability of the project.
RHEMA Institute for Development does alot of activities ranging from Agriculture, Social services to education services and currently it is carrying our it’s activities mostly in Dowa and Lilongwe.