Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has touted his government's achievements in the water sector as a key highlight of his first five-year-term in office. While addressing the nation during the 44th Jamhuri (Independence) Day on December
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya- The first phase of the Kisumu Water Supply and Sanitation project, which focus on immediate rehabilitation of the water supply and sewerage system in Kisumu City, is complete. The project was commissioned at the end of last week by
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda The East African (Uganda) — The government will convert the National Water and Sewerage Corporation's $90.5 million USD debt into equity, provided the utility carries out $98.8 million USD in projects over the next five years using its
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kagera River Basin is emerging as an example of proper sharing of trans-boundary waters in Africa, according to experts. The Kagera Basin governments — Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda — were cited recently by participants of a
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan government has developed a National Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy in a bid to boost the profile of the sub sector, which has not been a policy or funding priority in the past few decades. The policy has been
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda)- Water supply has resumed in the Ugandan capital after a four-day dry spell that led to student riots. The water shortage occurred when a 14-inch diameter steel pipe supplying areas of Jinja Road, and a 2-inch diameter
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) $- The Coast Water Services Board requires some $528 million USD to rehabilitate the water supply system and replace old pipe, according to board chairman Jonathan Mturi. Forty percent of Mombasa's water supply is
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Uganda, KIBAALE The Monitor (Uganda)- Work on a water supply project is under way in Kibaale now that the government has released $1.2 million USD to fund it, according to Kibaale town clerk Simon Peter Kandole. Kandole said the contractor, Dott Services Ltd
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan Government has rolled out a major funding program for the development of community water projects. The move will supplement efforts by water utilities that are currently overstretched to meet increasing demand from a growing
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — A project to install a piped water system in Iganga has been delayed because of floods in the area, according to Iganga Mayor Siraji Katono. President Yoweri Museveni was to have commissioned the project this month, but
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — Officials have blocked the commissioning of four water projects in Uganda's western district of Masindi, on the grounds that the projects were constructed poorly. The central government-funded projects cost over $700,000 USD. The
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The World Bank has extended a loan facility totaling $120 million USD to the Kenyan government to help boost the operations of three water services boards in the country. The aim of the loan agreement is to catalyze implementation of a
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — The Ugandan government-owned National Water and Sewerage Corporation plans to construct a fourth water plant in the capital city. This comes about a year after the state utility completed its third water plant, the Ggaba III Water
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya's Water Services Regulatory Board is calling for a review of the country's 2001 Water Act to give more autonomy to companies rather than to local authorities. The board chair Jane Njagi said that the law did not clearly
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — Authorities in flood-ravaged northern and eastern Uganda say the flood waters could cause a severe water shortage in the regions, where the government has already declared a state of emergency. The floods came as a result of increased

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