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LIBERIA: President signs WASH Compact

The President of the Republic of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has finally signed the much talked about Liberia WASH Compact which was developed at the Multi Donor Conference on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) held at the S.K.D Spokes Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia last year May.

The Liberia WASH Compact is a product of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership aimed at ensuring that the Liberian population can have adequate access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities.

KENYA: French Cancel Nakuru Waste Project

TFRENCH Development Agency has cancelled financing the solid waste management project in Nakuru.

Through the Nakuru Municipal Council, the project was geared towards rehabilitating the expansive Gioto garbage dumping site in London area along the Nakuru-Kabarak road.

Also affected is the Mombasa Municipal Council.

FDA withdrew its financial support citing lack of progress since the agreement was signed in 2006.

Egypt: New study analyzes options for wastewater treatment in Lower Egypt

Egypt has made good progress towards increasing access to sanitation in urban areas but access to waste water treatment in rural areas lags far behind, a recent study showed.

The World Bank and the University of Leeds launched a new study in Cairo that analyzed the cost-effectiveness of a range of investment options for wastewater treatment in terms of the relative health benefits these are likely to generate for downstream farmers and consumers.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene December 2018 Vol.13 No.6