1 May 2013 - 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja has blocked President Yoweri Museveni’s choice to take over as managing director of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), citi
18 Apr 2013 - 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — China International Water and Electrical Corporation (CWE), which has been accused of falsifying information in the bidding process for the $1.2 billion USD, 600-megawatt Karuma Hydropower Project,
16 Apr 2013 - 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has stepped in to name a new chief executive for the country’s troubled National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
11 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, SAN LUIS OBISPO — Global access to water has increased by some 2 billion people in the last 20 years, according to Patricia Klever, partnership development director at Christian water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
9 Apr 2013 - 07:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s Mobile Telephones for Improved Access to Safe Water (M4W) project, which aims to improve availability of rural water points and sanitation facilities, has succeeded in speeding up access t
29 Mar 2013 - 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — A Chinese firm accused of falsifying information to win a $2.2 billion USD dam project in Uganda has been disqualified from the fresh bidding announced by Ugandan Inspector General of Government Ir
26 Mar 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — South Sudan plans to join the Entebbe Nile Framework Agreement, South Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec told Egyptian media on March 20.
19 Mar 2013 - 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts from around the world met last week at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, to discuss how to improve sustainability of international WASH program
5 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The African Development Bank (AfDB) last week approved a new $58 million USD financing tranche to boost drought resilience in Horn of Africa countries.
12 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s Environment Ministry and the country’s judiciary are embroiled in a dispute over who is responsible for the destruction of the country’s wetlands.
6 Feb 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Nile Basin countries should consider using the river’s water as a source of cooperation and not contention, regardless of differences in ideology, said Egyptian Ambassador to Rwanda Khaled Abdel Ra
5 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — The final stages of a $50 million USD infrastructure project to bring piped water, power and transport to Uganda’s Bugala island are to begin construction this April, the Ugandan project operator
25 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has completed a technical re-evaluation of bids for the $2 billion USD Karuma hydropower project, in line with a High Court directive.
22 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has proposed an urgent meeting of Nile Basin Initiative member countries to find ways of bringing Egypt and Sudan on board, after the two governments rejected a new agreement on equitable sh
21 Dec 2012 - 10:25 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The New Vision) — Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has blamed the stalled works for fixing the city sewer line at Katwe on National Water and Sewerage Corporation. The stalled works for this World Bank-f
14 Dec 2012 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The New Vision) — The Ugandan government is seeking to borrow $135 million USD to finance the Water Management and Development Project. The parliamentary committee on the national economy that scrutinised the
29 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Malawian President Joyce Banda reiterated this week that Malawi would not agree to share ownership of any part of Lake Malawi with any “other country,” referring to neighboring Tanzania.
20 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — Approximately 1.25 billion women in the world, or one out of every three, lack access to safe sanitation, and almost half of those, or 526 million, have no option for a toilet and must practice o
19 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — The United Kingdom on November 16 suspended all aid to Uganda over high-level corruption in the office of the prime minister.
15 Nov 2012 - 11:02 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Independent) — Members of the Parliamentary Committee on East African Community Affairs in the Republic of Uganda have promised to recommend increased Partner States financial contributions for the Lake Victori
26 Oct 2012 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
KAMPALA (The Independent) — The Austrian Ambassador to Uganda, Gudrun Graf says Austria would continue with those efforts in the area of water and sanitation in Uganda and informed of the European Union grant of $38.8 milli
25 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Nigeria — Uganda’s $81.9 million USD Bulusambu Dam project has run into problems after the would-be beneficiaries petitioned the High Court to have the project stopped.
17 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Uganda, ENTEBBE — The Nile Basin Initiative on October 15 launched its first-ever State of the River Nile Basin Report at Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda.
12 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is moving ahead with the controversial 250-megawatt Bujagali Dam on the Victoria Nile River near Jinja.
The $900 million USD project was commissioned on October 9.
3 Oct 2012 - 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Disputes over the Entebbe agreement on distribution of Nile River water, signed in 2010 by Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya, does not prevent them from cooperating on other matters, Egy
27 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s High Court has issued a temporary injunction stopping the Ministry of Energy from opening a bid by China International Water & Electric Company (CWE) for the $2 billion USD Karuma Dam
4 Sep 2012 - 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WARRENTON, Virginia — The Coca-Cola Company is “keen” to become part of water-stewardship initiative Water Futures Initiative (WFI), according to reports.
27 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government will allocate $120 million USD over the next five years for water and irrigation projects in other Nile Basin countries, the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources annou
3 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Tanzania will seek international intervention to prevent conflict with neighboring Malawi over ownership of the trans-boundary freshwater Lake Nyasa, also known as Lake Malawi.
3 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The pact signed last week between Israel and South Sudan to cooperate on water infrastructure and technology development has some Nile Basin countries concerned about their water security.
3 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s new prime minister, Hisham Qandil, on August 2 announced creation of a new ministry of utilities, drinking water and sanitation.
Islamic Bank Allocates Nearly $1 Billion USD for Water, Energy, Food Security in Africa, Central Asia
2 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH — The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has announced $912.8 million USD in funding for development projects in a number of member countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
31 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — An influential committee in Uganda’s parliament last week rejected a move by Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka to reinstate an 18 percent tax on piped water to raise additional funds in the 2012-2013
16 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — East African countries are working to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on water and sanitation by upgrading infrastructure in slums.
13 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will discuss a Nile water-sharing agreement with Ethiopian officials during his trip to Ethiopia next week, according to government sources.
27 Jun 2012 - 09:16 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (The World Bank) — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today (June 26) approved an International Development Association (IDA*) credit of $135 million USD that will provide about 245,792 Ugandans with acces
20 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAIROBI/KAMPALA — Kenya and Uganda have both increased funding for the water sector in their budgets for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, although the two countries have different goals for the investment.