20TH MARCH, 2012 - WORLD WATER DAY
Malawi will this year once again join the international community in commemorating the World Water Day. The World Water Day commemoration was initiated by United Nations in 1992 so as to put emphasis on the importance of water and the need to address the potential challenge of potable water scarcity in most parts of the world. In Malawi, the commemoration activities for the World Water Day will held in Lakeshore district of Mangochi under the theme; Water and Food Security.
The climax of the activities will be on 22nd March 2012 at Mangochi Community Centre grounds where thousands of local residents, players in the water sector, government representatives, religious, political and traditional leaders will converge for the main activities to mark the commemoration of the World Water Day 2012 in Malawi. This main function will characterized by traditional dances, speeches, poetry and displays from the water sector.
The Guest of Honour at the function will be His Excellency the State President, Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika.
20TH MARCH, 2012 - WORLD WATER CONGRESS
On 20th March 2012 there will be a World Water Congress to be held in the luxurious Lakeshore Conference Centre, Nkopola Lodge in the same district where about 150 delegates are expected to gather to share experiences and listen to thrilling and well researched presentations from renowned researchers in the water sector. For more information about the congress contact KOMLINKS at 5 Monument Rd, P.O Box 31556, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi, email@example.com
21ST MARCH, 2012 - WORLD WATER TOUR
On 21st March 2012 there will be a tour of some of the facilities and places that demonstrate evidence of the importance of water in ensuring food security. These places will include a tour of 8000 hactare Bwanje Irrigation scheme in Dedza, about 100km from the Lakeshore district of Mangochi to appreciate how irrigation farming can transform Malawi's agricultural sector.
People will also be taken to fish farms in the Malawi largest water body, the Lake Malawi which covers one-third of the total surface area of the country. The fish farms are managed by Maldeco Fisheries, a private company and a subsidiary of Malawi's conglomerate, Press Corporation Limited.