Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday commissioned the Nkhata-Bay Water Supply and Sanitation project that aim at increasing access to clean water and improved sanitation to over 105,000 people within the port town and surrounding areas.
According to Chakwera, the commission marks a new beginning for the people of Nkhata Bay who he said will now experience multiple benefits from these projects.
“There are extended benefits that will manifest because access to clean water and improved sanitation will also improve service delivery in education, health, trade and tourism among other sectors,” said President Chakwera.
According to Chakwera, for Malawi to realise the targets of Sustainable Development Goal #6, there is need for government to stay on course in making sure that communities across the country have access to such critical service. Chakwera observed that the Nkhatabay water project facility is in line with the Malawi Vision 2063 blueprint which envisions a healthy population that must drive the development plan to its fullest implementation.
President Chakwera stated that his administration will remain firm on building sustainable communities equipped with all necessary basic amenities to catalyse their effective contribution towards national development.
The President concluded his remarks by thanking African Development Bank and OPEC Fund for International Development for their collaboration with Malawi Government on this forward-looking water and sanitation system.