African towns to get better water and sanitation infrastructure

8 December 2010

Water and sanitation problems along Lake Victoria will be addressed thanks to a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Some $120 million (£76 million) will be invested in the project, which will seek to help three towns in the East African Community (EAC) to improve their water infrastructure, the New Times reports.

Juma Mwapachu, secretary-general of the EAC, said: "The bank has also made substantial commitments to support the maritime communications and safety in the lake."

Whatever three locations are chosen for the development, they may see the current sanitation structures enhanced immensely.

The news provider also commented that Sweden and the World Bank are to provide $257.2 million to help the Lake Victoria Environmental Conservation Project address a number of concerns in the basin.

It comes after a report by the AfDB called Water Sector Governance in Africa found better authority-based decisions is the key to improving water infrastructure.

Categories: Water

Subscribe to @ISSUE

Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter to get up-dates from the ICA

Subscribe now

You are currently offline. Some pages or content may fail to load.