Author: Water Journalists Africa

Legitimately registered in Uganda, Water Journalists Africa was established in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication. Water Journalists Africa has since 2011, partnered with various international and Africa based organizations such as the UN-Water, The Water Channel, Water Integrity Network, 2030 Water Resources Group and UNESCO-IHE among several others to enhance reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa and promote interaction among African Journalists who report on water. Some 700 journalists from 50 African countries to date are members of this network making it certainly the largest media network on the continent.

Uganda: Rivers dry up as water scarcity hits the country

June 20, 2011

Hope Mafaranga June 20, 2011 Water scarcity has continued to hit several parts of Uganda as some rivers, lakes and wetlands dry up causing a drastic reduction in the water levels. An example of such rivers is Mpanga in the western part of the country. River Mpanga is the eighth biggest river in Uganda as […]

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Zambia: New Power Company sets up water, sanitation infrastructure

June 17, 2011

Michael Malakata June 17, 2011 A new power utility company, Itezhi-tezhi Power Corporation is setting up a US$5 million water and sewerage infrastructure in the Southern part of Zambia. It becomes the first private company to be allowed to provide piped water to the community. Itezhi-tezhi Power Corporation, a joint venture between India’s TATA Africa […]

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Kenya: Water for African Cities Initiative Still Limps

June 14, 2011

Joseph Ngome June 14, 2011 More than 10 years ago, United Nations conceived an idea of providing several African cities with adequate water. Seven cities in African continent were selected to serve as demonstration cities in the dream to provide the precious commodity, water to the residents. The cities selected to serve as the project […]

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Tanzania: Dar es Salaam residents resist increase in water tariff

June 14, 2011

Gasirigwa Sengiyumva June 14, 2011 Stakeholders and citizens in Dar es Salaam have aired their resistance to the proposed water tariff hike by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA). The concerns were raised on during an enquiry meeting organized by the Energy and Water Utility Regulatory Authority (EWURA) to get people’s opinions […]

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Ghana: The Country to Miss 2015 MDGs Deadline

June 11, 2011

Patrick Baidoo June 11, 2011 With barely four years to the 2015 United Nations deadline for the achievement of provisions outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sub-Saharan Africa’s beacon of democracy Ghana would still need about 40 years to reach at least a 50 percent MDG target. The country according to the Coalition of […]

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Kenya: Conservation Efforts by Locals Help Change Local Landscape

June 10, 2011

Evans Wafula June 10, 2011 The current crisis of global warming has far-reaching consequences for different people in various parts of the world. Indeed due to this phenomena, areas which otherwise enjoyed predictable weather patterns now receive erratic and more often unreliable rainfall. On the outskirts of Nairobi, a self-help group consisting of 27 women […]

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Tanzania: Almost half water supply is wasted through leaks

June 10, 2011

Gasirigwa Sengiyumva June 10, 2011 Given its current economic situation, Tanzania cannot afford to spend its constrained resources on producing water that is allowed to go to waste. Yet much water is wasted, stakeholders have argued. Complaining to the writer, on various occasions, residents of Ubungo expressed their concern over wastage of water due to […]

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Volta Basin: Phase Two of Challenge Programme on Water and Food Launched

June 3, 2011

Ama Kudom-Agyemang June 3, 2011 Experts on water and food production in the dry areas of Ghana and Burkina Faso and representatives of Development Partners, have noted the importance of small reservoirs in serving multiple purposes including domestic water supply, livestock, small scale irrigation, and limited aquaculture for communities. Such reservoirs are common property resources […]

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Zambia: Government Injects 8 Million USD in Water Supply and Sanitation Services

May 24, 2011

By Michael Malakata 24th May 2011 After years of poor water supply and sanitation services due to dilapidated infrastructure, government funded water supply rehabilitation projects are expected to improve water supply and sanitation services around the country. The Zambian government has released over 8 million USD to various water companies around the country to improve […]

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Cameroon: Rehabilitation of Water Sources Costs 340,000 USD

May 23, 2011

By Lum Edith Achamukong 23rd May, 2011 The populations of Lower Muea, Lysoka and Owe in the South West Region now have pipe borne water. These communities had their water sources rehabilitated and handed over to them by the funding body the Rumpi Area Participatory Development Project with aid from the African Development Bank (ADB) […]

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