The borehole was handed over to Ruvuma regional Commissioner, Mr Said Mwambungu, by SBL Corporate Relationship Manager, Mr Evans Mlelwa during a handing over ceremony at the hospital.
Mr Mlelwa said the project was sponsored under the Water of Life banner with expectations to serve more than 50,000 people in Songea who are served by the hospital.
He was optimistic that the project will contribute significantly to reduce the outbreak and spread of waterborne diseases, as well as curb infant and maternal mortality rates.
"This project involved construction of the borehole and its system, water pump and water tank. The project cost more than 70m/- and in its full capacity it can deliver 36,000 litres per day," he said.
He said SBL recognised the importance of CSR not only through supporting a myriad of development initiatives, but also making a sustainable impact on the lives of the people.
SBL has given priority to four key areas, namely water of life, skills for life, health and environment. Receiving the borehole, Mr Mwambungu said the project has been a great relief to water problems facing the hospital as the people can now enjoy the reliable water supply.
"I am very happy with your support to the hospital, in fact it has been a blessing to the people of Songea who are being served with this hospital," he said.