Dedza District Council hailed for Health Centre Project

Group Village Head Chimkombero from Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza has applauded Dedza District Council for allocating K181.8 million towards the completion of Chimkombero Health Post which was abandoned 20 years ago.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) during a supervision visit, the chief said once completed, the facility will cut short the distance sick people and pregnant women from his area travel when they want to seek medical attention.

“The closest hospital from here is at the Boma, which is 12 kilometres away. That is why we have been fighting for this development since 1998, but up to now it has never been completed.

“Let me ask the council to be serious this time around because we are losing a lot of people due to curable diseases and birth complications,” he said.

On his part, Dedza District Council Director of Public Works, Henry Mwamvani, said it is unfortunate that people of Chimkombero have waited for so long since the dispensary was first constructed without benefiting from it.

He, however, assured them that this time around, the council will complete the facility so that it can begin providing health services to the people.

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