Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WaterAid boss in Malawi, meets govt.

By Our Reporter

The global Chief Executive Office for the international non-governmental organization, WaterAid, Barbara Frost is in Malawi for a six-day official visit to see some for the projects funded by the international charity.

According to information provided to journalists from WaterAid, Malawi office, the organization compliments Malawi government efforts in improving people’s lives through the provision of safe water, hygiene and sanitation to less privileged communities.

The information says that whilst in Malawi, Barbara Frost is expected to interact with communities in various rural and urban areas where WaterAid is providing support.

The global boss will visit low income areas of Lilongwe where her WaterAid supports the Lilongwe Water Board to improve its water supply services.

“Frost will also visit communities in Machinga and Salima districts where WaterAid, in partnership with district assemblies and local non governmental organizations, is supporting communities to access safe water and sanitation services,” says a statement from the organization.

It is further expected that the Chief Executive will later in the week have discussions with senior government officials that include the Minister of Irrigation and Water Development besides meeting other development partners that are working in the water and sanitation sector in the country.

WaterAid, which works with partners and influence decision makers to maximize its impact, is currently working in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region with main offices in the United Kingdom (UK), Sweden, Australia and America.

The organization which was established in 1981 in the UK has been working in Malawi since 1999-Malawi Digest.


  1. Best wishes to Barbara, WaterAid and the people of Malawi.

  2. As a Water aid sponser i am pleased to see some progress in Malawi.