Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Zambia: Tribulations and triumphs of Mines Privatization

    January 30, 2012

    Newton Sibanda January 30, 2012 The privatization of the mines has dealt a huge blow to residents of former mine townships that practically depended on the mining conglomerate for basic services such as water and sanitation. Prior to the privatization of the mines, the mining conglomerate-Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) maintained water and sanitation facilities […]

  • Zambia: Precious Water Flows in Kabushi Township

    January 27, 2012

    Violet Mengo January 27, 2012 Despite the challenges associated with efforts to improve sanitation in Zambia, functioning communal toilets and taps are in sight in Ndola‚Äôs Kabushi Township following the completion of a sanitation project that will enhance hygiene for the residents. The project has brought dignity to the residents whose lives were once at […]

  • Devoid of words. A story of poor latrines told in pictures

    January 9, 2012

    Fredrick Mugira January 09, 2012 Lack of access to safe water and proper sanitation remain critical public health issues worldwide. Up to 2.6 billion people live without access to effective latrines on the planet earth. This contributes to the prevalent incidence of water-related diseases, which kill a child every 15 seconds. Clean water and sanitation […]