Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) has called off dirty demonstrations scheduled for Thursday December 4, 2014 against Blantyre Water Board (BWB) over water crisis that have heavily affected residence in the commercial capital Blantyre.

CAMA Executive Director John Kapito who was expected to lead the demonstrators announced the news on Wednesday after the 2-hour debates with BWB officials on the matter.

Kapito told the Press that they have decided to call off the demonstrations following a promise from BWB officials that they will rectify the problem as soon as possible.

He also said that they have given BWB two weeks to restore water supply.

On his part, BWB Chairperson James Naphambo said the board will start distributing water to residence across Blantyre and other affected areas through tanks on daily basis.

He also disclosed that soon the board will release a detailed programme of the water distribution which will be monitored by CAMA and the media.

During the demonstrations, Kapito threatens to collect faeces to be scattered at BWB premises so that BWB management appreciate what consumers who have no water are coping up with.

Blantyre residence have been experiencing the water crisis for two months now, forcing residence to go three days without taking a bath.

The crisis also forced Queen Elizabeth Central hospital (QECH) officials to suspended some of its operations which requires water.

Meanwhile it is yet to be seen if the water crisis will be rectified within the agreed period of time.

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