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.

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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Rain Water – a Valuable Resource

May 17, 2011

By Gasirigwa Sengiyumva 17th May 2011 Tanzania, It is early in the morning and it is raining. Latifa Ally is busy collecting water as it falls from the roof of her boss’s house. There are buckets everywhere as she does not wish to miss this valuable resource. She seems to be enjoying whatever she is […]

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Transitional Arrangement for Management of Ghana’s Urban Water Favoured after End of Current Contract

May 13, 2011

Ama Kudom-Agyemang 13th May, 2011 GHANA, In less than 60 days from today, technically on the 6th of June 2011, the current management contract for the delivery of urban water in Ghana will expire. In November 2005, the government of Ghana initiated a five year “Management Contract,” between the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and […]

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Rains Lift the Burden of Water Collection on Women and Children in Kenya

May 13, 2011

By Joyce Chimbi May 12th, 2011 As poverty continues to take a female face, lack of access to water and basic sanitation continues to weigh heavily on women. This is more evident in those who live in slums and struggle to find the KSh10 needed for five liters of water. Water is, therefore, a crisis […]

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