Welthungerhilfe (WHH), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has donated motorcycles and laptop computers to Dedza district council to enhance its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) related activities.
Development Diaries learnt that the WHH Programme Specialist, Wongani Chimbali, who said that the project was being implemented, noted that the donation would assist the council with transport and storage of data.
Chimbali said, ‘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 realised that there was a gap in transportation that is why we decided to buy motorcycles for the extension workers in the field. We realised 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’.
The Environmental Health Officer at Dedza district, Rudolf Banda, applauded WHH for the support, saying it will help them store data properly.
He said that the motorcycles will enable them to go to-hard-to-reach areas and help those who could not access Wash services. He, however, pleaded with the users to take care of the motorcycles.
It was gathered that the Collective Action for Sustainable WASH services in Dedza started in August 2019. The action is understood to have resulted in the drilling of 11 boreholes and the rehabilitation of 55 boreholes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: Nyasa Times
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