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District Development Coordinators Speak On WASH Progress

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Schoolchildren drink from a borehole at Kalumba Primary School in Mangochi, Malawi, in September 2020. The borehole was drilled by the Malawi government. In response to water scarcity in this east African country, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., has helped fund the drilling of more than 80 boreholes since September. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UM News.

By Portia Muzorava

District Development Coordinators in the Great Dyke say significant progress has been made in the government’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects  in line with Sustainable Development Goal #3, of ‘Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages

Speaking to Great Dyke News’, Zvishavane WASH Chairperson, Mr. Douglas Mapuma said a number of boreholes have been drilled, repaired, and refurbished.

Chivi District Development Coordinator, Innocent Matingwina also detailed the progress that has been.

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The case is however different in Shurugwi where DDC, Langton Mupeta said the district is yet to start WASH projects in the urban parts of the district.

The department of WASH coordination under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Development has made significant progress towards the provision of 35 000 boreholes to 35 000 villages, 9 600 boreholes to 9 600 schools and 3 600 boreholes.

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