National strategy for sanitation in Mauritania in 2011
18 April 2011
Mauritania is about to implement a national sanitation strategy. A workshop on this subject has been underway since last Wednesday.
Mauritanian Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Mohamed Aboyé, explained to the APA press agency that the process of drafting this national sanitation policy had begun in 2010 and will be completed in the course of this year.
He added that his ministry was presently working on setting up a clear institutional framework, an adequate legislative framework and on the installation of permanent mechanisms for the financing of public sanitation services.
The minister ended by explaining that an effective sanitation policy will enable the country to meet the challenge connected with the stakes of sanitary, social, economic and environmental development, reports the Nouakchott news agency.
The aim of the strategy is to reduce by half the proportion of people who have no access to sanitation by 2015.
A sanitation directorate and a national sanitation office will be created as part of these new directives.