Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Zambia: Government Injects 8 Million USD in Water Supply and Sanitation Services

    May 24, 2011

    By Michael Malakata 24th May 2011 After years of poor water supply and sanitation services due to dilapidated infrastructure, government funded water supply rehabilitation projects are expected to improve water supply and sanitation services around the country. The Zambian government has released over 8 million USD to various water companies around the country to improve […]

  • Cameroon: Rehabilitation of Water Sources Costs 340,000 USD

    May 23, 2011

    By Lum Edith Achamukong 23rd May, 2011 The populations of Lower Muea, Lysoka and Owe in the South West Region now have pipe borne water. These communities had their water sources rehabilitated and handed over to them by the funding body the Rumpi Area Participatory Development Project with aid from the African Development Bank (ADB) […]

  • Rain Water – a Valuable Resource

    May 17, 2011

    By Gasirigwa Sengiyumva 17th May 2011 Tanzania, It is early in the morning and it is raining. Latifa Ally is busy collecting water as it falls from the roof of her boss’s house. There are buckets everywhere as she does not wish to miss this valuable resource. She seems to be enjoying whatever she is […]

  • Transitional Arrangement for Management of Ghana’s Urban Water Favoured after End of Current Contract

    May 13, 2011

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang 13th May, 2011 GHANA, In less than 60 days from today, technically on the 6th of June 2011, the current management contract for the delivery of urban water in Ghana will expire. In November 2005, the government of Ghana initiated a five year “Management Contract,” between the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and […]

  • Rains Lift the Burden of Water Collection on Women and Children in Kenya

    May 13, 2011

    By Joyce Chimbi May 12th, 2011 As poverty continues to take a female face, lack of access to water and basic sanitation continues to weigh heavily on women. This is more evident in those who live in slums and struggle to find the KSh10 needed for five liters of water. Water is, therefore, a crisis […]

  • Thirteen Villages Drink From Cameroon’s BONAVADA Water project

    May 6, 2011

    Story by Lum Edith Achamukong May 06, 2011 Cameroon, In the face of water scarcity and dwindling water sources, a good number of communities in Cameroon are embarking on community water projects. Members of these communities finance their water schemes through monthly dues. In some cases, foreign and local partners come in to assist technically […]