"There is need to invest more in water as water is life," she said as she emphasized the need to bring water closer to people.
Mwangala said she was impressed with cost effective water supply in Machinga as most of the projects are gravity fed as compared to schemes that use electricity to pump water for distribution.
The mission visited water points which were constructed with funding from the bank through the National Water Development Programme.
Mwangala and her mission noted that almost all the gravity fed water schemes in Machinga are situated in protected forest reserves where serious deforestation is taking place due to charcoal production.
Mwangala therefore called on the government to do more community mobilization on tree planting in catchment areas to avoid environmental degradation.
Under the National Water Development Programme, the
Director of Planning and Development for
Apart from Machinga,
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