A total of 44 local artisans from Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza have graduated in sanitation marketing and skills development.
Speaking at Mjini, T/A Tambala’s headquarters during the presentation of certificates to graduates, one of the local artisans, Richard Taulo, said the training was an eye-opener.
The trainees acquired skills to facilitate the construction of modern latrines with covers.
According to Taulo, he expects to construct close to 150 modern toilet covers in his area.
Commenting on the development, Senior Chief Tambala hailed United Purpose (The NGO running the project) for supporting his subjects with initiatives that promote sanitation and hygiene in villages.
On his part, United Purpose District Nutrition Officer, Khumbo Kamanga said the move is to address challenges experienced during the rainy season when most of the latrines in the area of Senior Chief Tambala got damaged.
He said his organisation expects the local artisans to construct latrine covers known as flaps at a low price to prevent the spread of diseases by flies.