Traditional Authority Masumbankhunda of Lilongwe has commended Habitat for Humanity International, a non-governmental organisation, for boosting good hygiene and promoting better life for families in his area.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency during a supervision visit in the area during the week, the chief stated that the organisation has constructed different facilities in his area that have improved people’s living standard.
Among others, Habitat for Humanity has constructed five houses, 210 modern toilets and 16 new water pumps while 15 other water pumps have been repaired.
However, the chief pleaded with the community to ensure they take proper care of all the developments being implemented in his area, saying the facilities were there to assist the community.
Habitat for Humanity’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer, Tryness Makiyi, highlighted that all developments being implemented in Masumbankhunda play a big role in making people’s lives better.
Makiyi also disclosed that they are going to construct many houses and modern toilets that will also help to generate manure.
The organisation’s ‘Empowering Rural Communities in Lilongwe’ Project aims to achieve better health and quality of life through sustainable WASH practices and is funded by the German Government.