As the secretariat continues to strengthen systems both at National and district level, a number of challenges have been observed. Among them being partners implementing projects without following the proper channels and systems at council level and poor coordination.  One root cause has been the need of  Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs). With support from Welthungerhilfe, the secretariat is facilitating the development of the MOUs at district level. So far Nkhotakota and Salima have kickstarted the process.
These MOUs will de determined by the gaps of individual districts, thus; will have different agreements.
One notable challenge is that of the religious community (both Islam and Christianity). They tend to drill boreholes at their premises without any consultation which have resulted to substandard and poor quality water supply.
The MOU will also help reduce such hitches.