By Sellah Singini – Mana.
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Friday donated Laptops, Tablets and Motorcycles worth K 40 million to sectors working in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Dedza District Council.
The Sectors included the Health, Education and Water, identified for their key role in promoting WASH activities.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) after the donation, Project Specialist for Collective Action for Sustainable WASH Services, Wongani Chimbali said the project was being implemented by WHH in Dedza.
She said the donation would assist the Council with transport and storage of data.
“Through this project, Collective Action for Sustainable WASH services in Dedza District, we did an analysis of WASH system in the district and this system is made up of several building blocks and one of them is monitoring, so we realise that there was a gap as the district in transportation that is why we decided to buy motorcycles for the extension workers in the field,” Chimbali said
She said, “We realize that they have difficulties in the storage of data, so this is the reason why we have provided them with laptops and tablets for data collection and storage,” She added.
District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO) for Dedza, Rudolf Banda thanked WHH for their support as the donation would enhance the Council’s transportation system and storage of information.
Collective Action for Sustainable WASH Services in Dedza District started in August, 2019.
It has drilled 11 boreholes in primary schools in the district and rehabilitated 55 boreholes in response to Covid-19.