Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • Uganda: Pictures to Tell the Dilemma; Adah and Shakira’s Story

    June 24, 2011

    Fredrick Mugira June 24, 2011 Adah and Shakira are all girls aged below 15. They live in Kakatunda Parish in Bukinda Sub County of the mountainous district of Kabale in south western Uganda. The two girls collect water for their families from a shallow well at least twice a day. They collect water of questionable […]

  • Malawi: Public water utility provider Posts US$60 million loss in its water provision operations.

    June 20, 2011

    Our Reporter in Malawi June 20, 2011 One of the three Malawi’s public water utility providers, the Northern Region Water Board has posted US$60 million loss in its water provision operations, government authorities have revealed. The authorities attribute the loss to poor management of water resources such as failure to repair broken pipes and leakage […]

  • Uganda: Rivers dry up as water scarcity hits the country

    June 20, 2011

    Hope Mafaranga June 20, 2011 Water scarcity has continued to hit several parts of Uganda as some rivers, lakes and wetlands dry up causing a drastic reduction in the water levels. An example of such rivers is Mpanga in the western part of the country. River Mpanga is the eighth biggest river in Uganda as […]

  • Zambia: New Power Company sets up water, sanitation infrastructure

    June 17, 2011

    Michael Malakata June 17, 2011 A new power utility company, Itezhi-tezhi Power Corporation is setting up a US$5 million water and sewerage infrastructure in the Southern part of Zambia. It becomes the first private company to be allowed to provide piped water to the community. Itezhi-tezhi Power Corporation, a joint venture between India’s TATA Africa […]

  • Kenya: Water for African Cities Initiative Still Limps

    June 14, 2011

    Joseph Ngome June 14, 2011 More than 10 years ago, United Nations conceived an idea of providing several African cities with adequate water. Seven cities in African continent were selected to serve as demonstration cities in the dream to provide the precious commodity, water to the residents. The cities selected to serve as the project […]

  • Tanzania: Dar es Salaam residents resist increase in water tariff

    June 14, 2011

    Gasirigwa Sengiyumva June 14, 2011 Stakeholders and citizens in Dar es Salaam have aired their resistance to the proposed water tariff hike by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA). The concerns were raised on during an enquiry meeting organized by the Energy and Water Utility Regulatory Authority (EWURA) to get people’s opinions […]

  • Ghana: The Country to Miss 2015 MDGs Deadline

    June 11, 2011

    Patrick Baidoo June 11, 2011 With barely four years to the 2015 United Nations deadline for the achievement of provisions outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sub-Saharan Africa’s beacon of democracy Ghana would still need about 40 years to reach at least a 50 percent MDG target. The country according to the Coalition of […]

  • Kenya: Conservation Efforts by Locals Help Change Local Landscape

    June 10, 2011

    Evans Wafula June 10, 2011 The current crisis of global warming has far-reaching consequences for different people in various parts of the world. Indeed due to this phenomena, areas which otherwise enjoyed predictable weather patterns now receive erratic and more often unreliable rainfall. On the outskirts of Nairobi, a self-help group consisting of 27 women […]

  • Tanzania: Almost half water supply is wasted through leaks

    June 10, 2011

    Gasirigwa Sengiyumva June 10, 2011 Given its current economic situation, Tanzania cannot afford to spend its constrained resources on producing water that is allowed to go to waste. Yet much water is wasted, stakeholders have argued. Complaining to the writer, on various occasions, residents of Ubungo expressed their concern over wastage of water due to […]

  • Volta Basin: Phase Two of Challenge Programme on Water and Food Launched

    June 3, 2011

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang June 3, 2011 Experts on water and food production in the dry areas of Ghana and Burkina Faso and representatives of Development Partners, have noted the importance of small reservoirs in serving multiple purposes including domestic water supply, livestock, small scale irrigation, and limited aquaculture for communities. Such reservoirs are common property resources […]