By Alfred Mthandizi
Villagers from the area of Group Village Headman Kapulura in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa are all smiling because of being rescued from drinking sewage contaminated water from the Lumbadzi river which is heavily polluted with sewer coming from broken pipes.
Senior Group Village Headman Kapulula could not hide his joy when asked his reaction soon after a five men and women delegation from Hope of the Child led by the organization’s Chief Executive Officer Tom Herrings just handed over some boreholes. Herrings said Hope of the Child is committed to ensure that women and children are able to access clean and portable water within reach and walkable distances.
Herrings commended Rhema a local NGO for successfully implementing the borehole drilling projects in the area. According to the CEO the project is to ensure that children are safe from water borne diseases. “We will continue assisting the community through various projects interventions which include water, sanitation and nutrition, the other thing is that we are very happy with our partners Rhema who are doing quite a good job,” said Herrings.
Commenting on the project, Rhema Executive Director, Innocent Semu commended Hope of the Child for the support rendered to the community through the organization. SGVH Kapulula said he was happy that his community which has 3,000 people will benefit from water courtesy of UK Charity Hope of the Child. Kapulula said he is happy that his people will now be drinking good and portable water.