Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • Zambia: Government gets AfDB and World Bank loans for Water and hydroelectric power projects

    February 22, 2015

    Newton Sibanda February 22, 2015 Zambia has contracted a loan of US$15 million from the African development Bank (AfDB) for implementation of a water supply and sanitation project in 16 districts of Western Province. Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says government has prioritized the region in accordance with its pro-poor policies. “The project will contribute […]

  • Danish Government Boosts Safe Water Access in Zambia

    February 17, 2015

    Newton Sibanda February 17, 2015 The Danish government has granted Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company (KWSC) a US$104 million grant to improve water supply in its areas of operation on the Copperbelt. KWSC board chairperson Sydney Matamwandi says the loan obtained is in line with the firm’s objective of improving service provision to all consumers […]

  • Africa: Ministers Meet over Extreme Weather Hazards

    February 11, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective reporter in Cabo Verde February 11, 2015 Ministers responsible for meteorology in Africa are meeting to coordinate and accelerate regional efforts to strengthen resilience to extreme weather hazards and adapt to climate change. The Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) is being hosted by the government of Cabo Verde […]

  • Cameroon: 26 Years after Lake Nyos Disaster, Memories Still Fresh

    February 7, 2015

    Aaron Kaah Yancho February 07, 2015 On August 26th, 1989, Cameroon’s remote village of Nyos witnessed a strange scientific occurrence in lake water history. A volcanic mountain cracked and sunk into Lake Nyos, causing a volcanic eruption that left over 2,000 people and animals dead in one night, leaving West Africa with the worst natural […]

  • Malawi: Residents Count Losses, As Floods Wreak Havoc

    February 1, 2015

    George Mhango February 01, 2015 Lilongwe is expected to achieve economic growth lower than 5.8 percent projected earlier for 2015. President Peter Mutharika said in his state of the nation address regarding the current floods that preliminary assessment shows that the damage caused to the economy is estimated in million dollars, excluding the cost of […]