Students from the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, took to the streets on Tuesday to demand action over water shortage at the college’s main campus in Blantyre.
According to the students the college which has a population of over 5,000 students, has gone without water since for four days.
Speaking to YFM, General Secretary for Polytechnic Students Union, Neal Kambeta said silence by management on the issue forced the students to take the issue to the streets in order to demand swift action.
“We could not do otherwise but to hold peaceful demonstrations, since Saturday we been experiencing water challenges because one of the water pipes that supply water here got broken,” Kambeta said.
On Tuesday the college’s management announced suspension of afternoon classes following the crisis.
The demonstrations were later called off after officials from Blantyre Water Board rectified the water problem.