Nigeria: TY Danjuma Foundation Commits U.S.$2.5 Million for Water Project

3 avril 2012

allAfrica.com - April 2, 2012

As part of its commitment to ensure availability of safe water and food security in Nigeria, the TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF), has announced an initial commitment of $250,000 to the Safe Water for Africa Initiative for 2012 and 2013.

The commitment is in partnership with The Coca Cola system, Diageo, Water Health International (WHI) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

At the inauguration of the Initiative in Lagos, Executive Director/CEO TY Danjuma Foundation, Ms. Thelma Ekiyor, expressed the desire of the TYDF to support the course in every possible way.

"The Safe Water for Africa Project (SWA) affords TYDF an opportunity to deepen support for interventions aimed at providing safe drinking water and enhancing the overall well being of end beneficiaries," Ekiyor said.

SWA is a unique private sector collaboration that has raised more than $2.5 million to provide sustainable access to safe drinking water in Nigeria, and an additional $2.3 million in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone under Phase 1 of the programme.

The SWA partnership will work with communities to drive the expansion of WHI's unique and self-sustaining clean water service delivery model across the region.

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