The Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has said the contamination of water in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe has tarnished the board’s image.
This was said by LWB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alfonso Chikuni on Friday during a public hearing on the issue organized by Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHCR).
According to Chikuni, the incident is worrisome and unwelcome since it has happened for the first time in Lilongwe and Area 18 Township to be specific.
Meanwhile, media reports are indicating that over 100 households have been affected by Cholera in the area because of drinking water that was mixed up with sewage.
There was a blame game during the meeting over who caused the problem as Lilongwe Water Board, Lilongwe City Council and Malawi Housing Corporation shifted the blame among each other.
Malawi24 caught up with one resident from Area 18 who expressed dismay over the matter.
The resident said authorities must bang heads and solve the problem as soon as possible so that people should be comfortable when using water supplied by Lilongwe Water Board.