Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Corruption to Blame for Africa’s Under development

    April 22, 2011

    By, Evans Wafula April 22, 2011 Nairobi, Kenya-Africa’s long quest to achieve the Millennium Development Goals is far from realization and is doomed to fail if radical reforms are not enforced in urban managements in Africa. Kenya’s housing Minister; Mr. Soita Shitanda has warned. He expressed fear on the pace of urban development in Africa […]

  • Bio-sand Filters Introduced to Curb Water Crisis in Cameroon

    April 22, 2011

    Story by Lum Edith Achamukong Photos by Helen Ngoh April 22, 2011 Cameroon, Fifteen women selected from some Councils and Divisions of the South West Region have been trained on how to set up and manage water filters for household and community use amidst increasing water crisis rocking the region. These women, mostly leaders, are […]

  • 120 M USD for Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Programme

    April 20, 2011

    Fredrick Mugira 20th April 2011 East Africa, East African Community Partner States have signed a Grant Transfer Agreement to facilitate access of the 120 Million USD availed by the African Development Fund to support the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Programme (LVWATSAN) Phase II. The Programme is meant to contribute to the improvement of the […]


    April 15, 2011

    Story and Photos by Fredrick Mugira April 15, 2011 The smell of fresh water and vegetation filled the air. It was a smell reminiscent of a cool feminine perfume in an air conditioned room. The sun had veiled itself under the clouds in a hazy sky. To our right side, leaves strewed the path beneath […]

  • Current Management Contract for Ghana’s Urban Water Delivery Debated

    April 14, 2011

    By Ama Kudom-Agyemang Ghana, The matter of the renewal or otherwise of the current Management Contract for Ghana’s Urban Water Delivery, is still in limbo, following discussions at a two-day forum in Accra. The stakeholders forum on “Urban Water Delivery,” ended on Wednesday, without any definite proposal as to whether the Management Contract for the […]

  • Struggling for water in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha slum

    April 12, 2011

    Story by Eden Habtamu Photos by Fredrick Mugira South Africa, Lina (not the exact name), 27, a domestic worker, lives in Khayelitsha, South Africa. She is a cleaner and baby sitter and earns little money not enough to feed her two younger sisters. She came from a nearby rural area looking for a better life […]


    April 6, 2011

    Story by Joyce Chimbi Nairobi, Kenya Photo by Fredrick Mugira KENYA, The director of the Meteorological Department Dr Joseph Mukabana recently released an eagerly awaited weather report predicting the patterns of the expected long rains. Although based on the report the rains are expected to properly fall in April, even then, not much rain has […]


    April 6, 2011

    By Joseph Ngome Kisumu, Kenya. KENYA, The disclosure that only four countries in Africa continent have managed to provide better sanitation to their citizens leaves a lot to be desired by all concerns. It’s a great concern because most of the countries on the continent have not reached the goal even to provide adequate quality […]

  • Water remain elusive in Africa

    April 2, 2011

    Story by Evans WAFULA Nairobi, Kenya Photo by Fredrick Mugira, Uganda NAIROBI, Across East Africa, drought is again ravaging millions and dangerously leaving many more to be dependent on food aid, the United Nations has warned that the situation might be worse. But even as the World Day was commemorated in Cape Town, South Africa, […]

  • AMCOW vows To Make Water Accessible To All Africans

    April 1, 2011

    By Patrick Baidoo, Ghana Cape Town – South Africa  Courtesy–United Nations The African Ministers’  Council on Water [AMCOW] says it would continue with the drive to make potable water and proper sanitation facilities accessible and available to all Africans by 2015. In that vein the body has noted it would initiate positive frameworks which […]