Water Crisis Hits Thyolo District


Communities in Thyolo district are struggling to access clean water due to non-functional boreholes and unprotected water sources.

Traditional Authority Mbawera told our reporter that many boreholes in the area have been out of order since 2021, forcing residents to rely on streams and shallow wells.

The local parliamentarian, Mavuto Sandram Scott, has acknowledged the issue and sought assistance from Pacific Limited, a private firm that has been repairing boreholes in other parts of the country.

Pacific Limited’s Managing Director, Faisal Aboo, attributed the widespread problem of broken boreholes to theft of spare parts and vandalism.

However, he promised to extend his company’s borehole maintenance initiative to Thyolo district.

The company has already repaired over 8,000 boreholes across Malawi since 2015 and has been recognized by the government and private sector for its efforts.

Residents in Thyolo district are hoping for a swift solution to their water woes, which have left them vulnerable to waterborne diseases.


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