Africa's water infrastructure 'to improve with better governance'

24 November 2010

Better governance can help to improve water infrastructure in Africa, a report has claimed.

It is called Water Sector Governance in Africa and the document seeks to discover whether or not poor administration had been the main reason for the continued deprivation of clean water to millions of individuals.

"While local and national institutions have the most visible role to play in governing the water sector, it is the sector's underlying policies, legislation and regulations that provide the foundation for overall governance," it stated.

Bobby Pitman, African Development Bank vice-president for infrastructure, private sector and regional integration, noted the study - which his organisation carried out -will provide valuable information on the importance of financing schemes in the right way.

It has already seen the introduction of new targets and indicators.

The situation in Kenya is expected to improve once the Olbanita Water project has been completed.

Daily Nation reported the 1.4 billion Kenyan shillings (£10 million) scheme will produce 19,000 cubic litres of water every day.

Category: Water

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