Residents of Blantyre have bemoaned inadequate water supply from the Blantyre Water Board amid calls for people to wash hands frequently to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents in townships like Ndirande and Chirimba are hit the hardest with only 2 hours of running water and this is usually during the night.
Speaking to YFM, one of the Ndirande residents, Catherine Kalumba said the development is putting their lives at risk as they cannot fully abide to health measures of washing hands frequently to avoid the deadly Covid 19.
“We understand there is global pandemic of corona, unfortunately we are not able to wash our hands frequently due to inadequate water. I don’t think this is good for our health,”Kalumba stressed.
Commenting on the matter, BWB spokesperson, Evelyn Khonje said they are aware of the matter and they are currently rectifying it.
“As a body we are aware of the situation but that issue is coming up due to some faults at Chileka which has left Ndirande tanks and others with no water.”
“However, our team is working on the situation and we will be able to supply water soon,” Khonje explained.
Meanwhile, one of the health experts in the country, Dorothy Ngoma has blamed the government saying this has the potential to put lives of people at risk.
Townships that have been affected by the problem include, Ndirande, Chirimba, Mpingu and Limbe