AfDB approves US $391 million for Kenya’s water and sanitation project
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on November 9, 2016 approved US $391 million to help finance a major water and sanitation program in Kenya.
The Kenya Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program is designed to improve access, quality, availability and sustainability of water supply in 19 towns and wastewater management services in 17 towns across the country.
The program aims to catalyze commercial activities, drive economic growth, improve quality of life of the people and build resilience against climate variability and change. These objectives would be achieved through construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure including expansion into informal settlements; and capacity development of water service providers, sector regulators, and women and youth.