Malawi to revive access to improved water and sanitation hygiene services

By Chikumbutsa Matope

The minister of Water and Sanitation Abida Mia has emphasized that the strategic plan will assist in improving Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) in the country).

Mia made the remarks in Lilongwe during the launch of the strategic plan that will be implemented in collaboration with Water Aid.

According to Mia, the components that will be implemented will ensure the full delivery of sanitation in all aspects.

“As you can see there is climate resilience structures that the strategy has, as Water Aid work hand in hand with the communities,”Mia said.

In her remarks,Country Director for Water Aid in Malawi, Mercy Maso, said Malawi is still behind in accessing WASH services.

“The strategy will assist Malawians to access sanitation water and hygiene across the country to narrow the gaps that are already there,” Maso said.

Among other issues, the strategic plan is focusing much on improving WASH for public health in health care facilities, accelerating access to hygiene to Malawians, broadening achieving to universal access to water sanitation and hygiene in Malawi.

However, for the successful implementation of the strategic plan will cost about 20 million pounds over a period of five years.