Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Kenya: Rivers on Verge of Drying Up as Degradation of Chepsir Forest Soars

    July 16, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa July 16, 2012 Residents of Chepsir Tea zone settlement scheme cry foul over the effects of human-wildlife conflict, logging and charcoal burning on conservation efforts of the Chepsir forest in Kenya. The famous forest is located in the South Western part of Mau block in Chepsir village, Kepkelion district in Kericho County. Chepsir […]

  • Zambia: Prisons owe EWSC K639 million in Water Bills

    July 16, 2012

    Newton Sibanda August 16, 2012 FOUR prisons in Eastern Province have had no water for weeks after being disconnected by the Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) for failing to settle K639 million (US$1=K5000) outstanding water bills. The development exposed over 1,000 inmates to poor sanitation and possible outbreak of diseases. EWSC public relations officer […]

  • Three MDGs on Poverty, Slums and Water Achieved

    July 3, 2012

    UN Public Information Department And WaterSan Perspective Reporter July 3, 2012 Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says this year’s Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched yesterday by UN Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon. Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only […]