Minister of Water and Sanitation Honourable Abida Mia has called for collaboration among stakeholders in the WASH sector saying it is one way of addressing the challenges being faced by the sector.
She made the remarks in Lilongwe when she officially opened the two day National Joint Sector Review meeting under the theme Forging concerted efforts to accelerate change in the WASH sector. Mia asked the stakeholders to discuss solutions to the current problems that in a certain way continue to contribute to the spread of WASH related pandemics like Cholera and Covid-19. Representing CSOs in the WASH sector,
Wesnetwork-Water and Environmental Sanitation Network board chairperson Yankho Mataya said the JSR meeting gives WASH players an opportunity to reflect on the sector’s performance in the year 2022 and to plan for the coming years.
Mataya, however, asked the Ministry to speed up processes of reviewing the 2008 Sanitation Policy as it will guide operations regarding sanitation.