Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Uganda: Reintroduced Water Tax Might Fuel Graft — Activists

    June 29, 2013

    Paschal B. Bagonza June 29, 2013 With the proposed reintroduction of Value Added Tax on water by Uganda’s Minister of finance, Maria Kiwanuka, some taps might stop running and people might resort to alternative sources like wells and streams. These alternative sources are not a guarantee of safe water. There are also fears that underhand […]

  • Kenya: Water Tariff Increased In Eldoret Town despite Acute Shortage

    June 29, 2013

    Caleb Kemboi June 29, 2013 ELDORET Water and Sanitation Company (Eldowas) in Kenya, will increase its water tariffs despite the looming shortage in Eldoret town and its environs. Residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets as the company will soon start to effect the sh.62 per cubic metre tariff from the previous sh.54 […]

  • Kenya: Farmers Take on Irrigation Technology

    June 21, 2013

    Jessica Nyaboke June 21, 2013 Farmers in the North Rift Region of Kenya will soon begin to grow their crops under irrigation following the construction of multimillion shillings dam that will supply them with water. The offer from Cankeen International, an export company will mostly benefit farmers in Uasin Gishu County of Kenya. The move […]

  • Kenya: Belgium to Build a 1.5 billion Ksh Dam

    June 15, 2013

    Caleb Kemboi June 15, 2013 The Belgium government is set to fund the construction of a multi-billion shillings water dam in Elgeyo Marakwet County Kenya. The Deputy Governor Gabriel Lagat has disclosed that the water dam project will be situated at Sibor forest in Keiyo South district and it will be funded jointly by the […]

  • Kenya: New Water Plant Launched To Curb Water Shortage in Eldoret Town

    June 15, 2013

    Caleb Kemboi June 15, 2013 Lake Victoria North Water services Board will put up a water plant in Eldoret to curb the current shortage of water experienced in the town. The town is facing an acute shortage of water and this has necessitated the board to build it to increase its water supply. The plant […]

  • Water Integrity Forum Calls For Action to Expand Base and Increase Pace to Address Water Integrity Challenges

    June 12, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective 12th June, 2013 Ugandan Minister of State for Water Resources, Ms Betty Bigombe says she along with Ms Kitty van der Heijden, Director of the Department for Climate, Environment, Energy and Water and the Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will jointly take the lead in putting water integrity in […]

  • AfDB Funds Mozambique’s Massingir Dam Emergency Rehabilitation Project

    June 1, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter June 01, 2013 The African Development Bank has granted a supplementary loan of US$33.213 million to the government of Mozambique for the rehabilitation of the country’s Massingir Dam. The funds will ensure effective sustainability of the Massingir Dam by preventing its collapse in the event of a heavy downpour. The Massinger Dam […]