The 2013 Muslim women ijtmah has been hit with a serious water shortage, Malawi Muslims Official Website can reveal.
A visit by Malawi Muslims Official Website crew on Saturday evening showed that women are failing to perform their daily prayers because of the problem.
One of the organizing committee members for this year’s Ijtmah has since confirmed the development in an interview and said they are trying everything possible in rectifying the problem but asked well wishers to come in and assist.
“The President Dr Joyce Banda made it possible for us to have water by asking the authorities from Water Board to give us water here. But since yesterday, we have been struggling to get water – all pumps are dry. We therefore ask Islamic organisations and other well wishers to send us water tanks,” said a woman who spoke on condition of anonymity as she is not mandated to speak to the media.
She further extended her gratitude to the President for providing outdoor tents to the women.
“The President has done her part. All tents you see here have been provided by her. We have nothing to worry about burning under scorching Sun. The only worrying thing now is water which we are asking our fellow Muslims to help,” she said.
The Muslim women Ijtmah started on Friday, September 13 and is expected to end on Sunday September 15. The function is taking place in Lunzu, Blantyre.