Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Uganda: Jinja Hospital Gets a 360 Million Shillings Water Project

    April 19, 2013

    Paschal B. Bagonza April 19, 2013 Jinja Hospital situated in the Eastern region of Uganda has commissioned a water project worth 360 million Ugandans shillings. The tanks consist of a central water reservoir of 100, 000 litres and two overhead water tanks of 24, 000 litres each. This facility will give the hospital a combined […]

  • Malawi Launches Town and Market Centres Water Supply

    April 19, 2013

    George G Mhango April 19, 2013 Malawi President Joyce Banda has launched the Water Supply Initiative under the Town and Market Centres Water Supply and Sanitation Project that will contribute to government’s policy of reducing poverty through improved and sustainable public health and environment. The project will be implemented in seven market centres of Malosa […]

  • Zimbabwe: Construction of a 9.04 Million USD Water Project Kicks Off

    April 19, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective April 19, 2013 The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZimFund) has handed-over the site of Mutare water and sanitation works to the contractor. This project, valued at USD 9.04 million, is the first to be implemented under the Fund’s overall USD 29.65 million Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (UWSSRP), which will also […]

  • Scaling Up Water Supply: A Focus on Zambia’s Eastern Water And Sewerage Company

    April 19, 2013

    Julius Phiri April 19, 2013 ZAMBIA has vast water resources in form of rivers, streams, lakes and groundwater, but the declining patterns over the years have had a significant adverse impact on the country’s water resources. In terms of groundwater, the country has favorable geological conditions for accessing groundwater with regard to depth, storage capacity, […]

  • Malawi: Prepaid Water Metering System Rolled Out

    April 19, 2013

    George G Mhango April 19, 2013 Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) in Malawi with funding from World Bank has started installing prepaid water metering system in some parts of the country’s smallest city of Mzuzu. NRWB’s public relations manager Edward Nyirenda says that the installation of prepaid meters has started as a pilot phase, targeting […]

  • Kenya: Water Everywhere yet No Drop for Drinking

    April 6, 2013

    Robert Wanjala April 6, 2013 Budalangi district lies about 357.87 kilometers northwest of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. The district is synonymous with flooding and displacement of persons during rainy season. This is a common trend when River Nzioa bursts its banks letting water to overflow all over the land surface. Efforts to install dykes to […]

  • Water: A Source of Peace in SADC

    April 6, 2013

    Barbara Lopi April 06, 2013 In the Southern African Development Community (SADC), water in is seen as a source of peace rather than conflict. This was a key message emphasized by SADC’s Director of Infrastructure and Services Mr. Remigious Makumbe during a workshop to Promote Cooperation and Conflict Prevention in Transboundary Water Resources held recently […]

  • Ghana Remains Upbeat On Water and Sanitation MDG

    April 2, 2013

    George Mhango in Tunis April 02, 2013 Countries or government should be held accountable once they fail to provide water and sanitation services and resources to the masses. This is according to some of the delegates that attended the launch of the Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) […]

  • Zambia: Government Develops a Holistic National Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

    April 2, 2013

    Julius Phiri April 02, 2013 The government of Zambia has developed a holistic and integrated National Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (NUWSSP) to cover the period 2011 to 2030. Eastern Province Minister Malozo Sichone says among the targets by the Government in the vision 2030 was to have 80 percent to clean water supply […]

  • A Committee to Fuel Access to Water Supply and Sanitation in Africa Launched

    April 2, 2013

    Water Journalists Africa, a network of journalists in Africa who report on water and sanitation will represent the media on this committee. Fredrick Mugira in Tunis March 27, 2013 The Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) has been launched in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The committee launched […]