The Chinese government has promised to continue supporting Malawi in all areas in order to improve the lives of people in the country.
This was disclosed by Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Wang Shi-Ting on Saturday at Misu Primary School in Balaka during the official handover ceremony of two boreholes drilled by Chinese embassy to Makenzi and Thawale communities.
Wang said they drilled the two boreholes after Madam Gertrude Mutharika expressed concern that people in Balaka and many other parts of the country are in need of safe water.
“Water is life and when we heard from the First Lady that people especially women and girls of Balaka do not have access to water, we at Chinese Embassy were moved and decided to provide the people with two boreholes,” said Wang.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mutharika who was also the guest of honour said the boreholes will alleviate challenges that people especially women and girls were facing by walking long distances in search of water.
“Each time young girls spend more time at queues, instead of spending that time at school, I get deeply concerned,” said Mutharika.
The first lady commended the Chinese government for the aid and urged community members to make good use of them.
“We must not vandalise them. We must report anyone seen damaging the boreholes or stealing parts of the boreholes,” she advised.
During the event Madam Mutharika and Wang also donated assorted items to needy people especially women.