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  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A s Kenyan anti-corruption agencies close in on rampant graft in the water sector, experts, investors and overseas donors have expressed concern over possible reversal or halt to progress the sector achieved since the enactment of
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya R ising tariffs, skewed budget allocations and political patronage have denied poor Kenyans access to clean drinking water and sanitation. The poor in urban slums and rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to access quality
  • 1 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A new dispute has erupted over appointment of the board of directors of the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC). This conflict arose after the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) in mid-October began advertising for interested
  • 25 Oct 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG Business Report (South Africa) Deteriorating water quality in South Africa is a threat to the country's agricultural export market, farmers warned. Retailers Pick n Pay and Spar said last week that they were concerned about
  • 11 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya T he Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) censured Water and Irrigation Minister, Charity Ngilu over allegations of corruption. The civil society groups umbrella took issue with the minister's remarks to the
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Almost 80 percent of South Africa's freshwater resources will be so polluted by 2015 that no water treatment process will be able to clean them enough for consumption, the Environment and Conservation Association said.
  • 20 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid population growth in Kenya over the past decade, estimated at one million people per year, has presented new setbacks in attempts to expand basic services such as clean drinking water, proper sanitation, food and shelter to citizens
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Business Day (South Africa) South African Construction group Aveng plans to step up efforts to reduce the threat to the environment from toxic mining water. Aveng CEO Roger Jardine said the group was refining its water strategy and expertise in
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government has commissioned a private contractor to carry out a comprehensive census of boreholes in the capital, Nairobi, and outlying regions. According to senior officials in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, mapping of
  • 23 Aug 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Business Day (South Africa) South Africa is short on technical expertise needed to manage the quality of water stored in dams and reservoirs, according to environmental consultant Bill Harding. He told attendees at the 31st Congress of the
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Plans to start construction of a multi-billion-dollar World Bank-funded infrastructure project in South Africa have been thrown into disarray after the would-be beneficiaries raised concerns over the safety of their water
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Japan provided $178.1 million USD in funding to Kenya for the Mwea Irrigation Development Project and improvement of the water supply system in Embu town and surrounding areas. Of the total, $150.6 million USD is a loan to enhance the Mwea
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government recognized irrigation as an integral component of achieving food security in its new agriculture sector development strategy. Ten ministries were involved in developing the strategy, which gives significant attention
  • 2 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African parliament was warned in late July that highly-acid mine water is rising under the city of Johannesburg, and that if the situation is not remedied it could discharge onto the city's streets in around 18
  • 26 Jul 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya G overnment efforts to clean up toxic waste from major Kenyan dams are making progress in Nairobi and Coast Province. Five dams are already undergoing extensive repair work in different parts of the country, Water Minister Charity Ngilu

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