Tanzania paying heavy price for indifference to water, sanitation
19 March 2012
The Citizen - March 18, 2012
Dar es Salaam. Like most countries in Africa, Tanzania does not allocate enough resources for provision of water and sanitation services.This costs the country and its people dearly, The Citizen on Sunday can authoritatively report today.Late last year, WaterAid warned in a report dubbed Off-Track, Off-Target that governments in sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania, were unlikely to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number seven.
The MDG targets to halve the number of people without access to sanitation by 2015.According to a study of 2011 by the Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP), current sanitation investment in Tanzania is less than 0.1 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP).