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NRWB Launches RRA Initiatives

RRA 1Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has launched the Rapid Results Approach (RRA) initiative in a bid to recover MK800 million individual and private sector customers owe the Board and also improve institutional performance.
Launching the initiative, Chief Executive Officer for the Board, Titus Mtegha explained that the RRA is a system of registering tangible results in key result areas by breaking down long term targets into 100 day milestones.
“Under RRA, we want to see how we can make gains and do things differently so that we achieve results. We have set ourselves 100 days to achieve the results of reducing debtors from the current MK800 million which translates to almost 65 days and reduce it to 45 days,” he said.
Mtegha emphasized that the RRA will improve service delivery through improved liquidity to finance operations of the Board.
In his remarks, Chairperson of the Board Rev Howard Matiya Nkhoma urged all employees to engage an extra gear for the initiative to bear results.

Mzimba Integrate Urban Water and Sanitation Project Takes Shape

mzimba 2 Substantial progress continues to be registered on the Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project.
Under the main component of water infrastructure development, SAWA Group has completed nearly a third of construction works of the USD22.85 million project and is on schedule. Works are being carried out on all sites – the access road, treatment plant, reservoirs, office block, transmission and distribution lines.
On sanitation works, the contractor in also on the ground and has started works to rehabilitate sewer ponds at the Mzimba District Hospital and also construct ecosan toilets in selected schools within Mzimba Urban.
Once completed the project is expected to ease water supply challenges being experienced in Mzimba and also extend supply to over 5000 new customers.
The project is being financed by the Opec Fund for International Development (OFID): USD14.85 million, African Development Bank (AfDB): USD 5 million and Malawi Government/NRWB: USD 5 million.

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NRWB, SRWB Renew Twinning Arrangement

Twinning 1Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) and Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) have renewed their twinning agreement aimed at improving performance for the two utilities.
The two utilities first signed the agreement in March 2016 with the goal of increasing the capacity of the utilities to develop and implement innovative and effective strategies for delivery and management of water supply and sanitation services through sharing of knowledge and skills.
Since then, the two utilities have conducted a number of short term staff exchange visits to share knowledge and skills.
The Chairmen for the utilities Rev Howard Matiya Nkhoma (NRWB) and Luther Mambala signed the agreement on behalf of the utilities at Kawiluwilu House on 15 December 2017.
The twinning agreement is running for a three year period to February 2019.

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