Water shortage hits Rumphi


Water shortage has hit Bolero Rural Growth Centre in Rumphi where many families are struggling to find water as taps have ran dry.

Water shortage has hit Rumphi

One of the residents Chendamo Mkandawire told Malawi24 that they are struggling to find potable water as Nkhamanga Water Users Association water taps ran dry some time back and the only two boreholes at the centre accommodate people around Bolero.

“Our wives and kids struggling to fetch good water, Imagine the whole trading centre depends on two boreholes that is at Agricultural (ADD) and one at the health centre.

“Nkhamanga Water Users water taps went dry sometime back and it’s our appeal to Government to help us by giving us at least portable water,” said Mkandawire.

In a separate interview, executive committee member for Nkhamanga Water Users Association Chamufwa Gondwe told this publication that they are no longer receiving funding for maintaining broken pipes.

“It’s a tough moment for us as those who were funding us stopped giving us money to maintain some broken pipes and other things,  and the monthly contributions that people pay are not enough to run the association,” he said.

Nkhamanga Water Users Association covers Chiguliro, Kawaza, Chikwawa Chirambo and Bolero.