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  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accused the current government of forging documents to make it appear that it has support from local residents for the $332 million USD Itare Dam project in the Kuresoi
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KISUMU, Kenya The government of Kenya’s Kisumu County has issued $39 million USD in funding for the second phase of a major water restoration project. Kisumu residents have been grappling with water shortages since the early 1990s. The worst hit areas
  • 6 Jan 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report HOMA The Star (Kenya) A shortage of clean drinking water has hit Homa Bay town. County health Executive Lawrence Oteng' said taps have run dry for the last three weeks. He said the situation has forced residents to use untreated water from Lake Victoria.
  • 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 has announced.
  • Uganda is moving ahead with the controversial 250-megawatt Bujagali Dam on the Victoria Nile River near Jinja.
  • Just months after protesting neighboring Uganda’s increased extraction of water from Lake Victoria, Tanzanian leaders are pushing to start the second phase of a project that will channel more water from the lake to their country.
  • 30 Apr 2012- 09:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda last week signed a $47 million USD deal with a consortium of development organizations and private firms to build infrastructure, including electricity and water supply, in the isolated island district of Kalangala, The project
  • 20 Feb 2012- 19:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Naftali Mwaura, OOSKAnews, NAIROBI, Kenya -- The loss of topsoil due to mechanized farming, urbanization and population growth is contributing to depletion of freshwater ecosystems, according to a new report from the United Nations
  • 13 Feb 2012- 17:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Kenya’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation last week dissolved the boards of directors at four of the country’s eight water services boards and replaced them with new appointments, largely drawn from professional associations. Water
  • 28 Nov 2011- 14:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda A joint venture of Veolia Water subsidiary OTV France has won a contract for construction of a modern sewerage and wastewater treatment plant in Uganda. The European Union, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and German development bank
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states must reactivate cross-border projects on food, energy and environmental conservation to give impetus to negotiations aimed at reaching consensus on use of the river’s vast resources. Experts meeting in Nairobi to
  • 16 May 2011- 14:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Bilateral relations between Kenya and neighboring Tanzania are expected to be strengthened with the establishment of a Mara River cooperative framework to guide sustainable use of the river’s waters. The ministries of Water, Environment,
  • 2 Feb 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda A row is brewing in East Africa, with three countries trading accusations over who is responsible for the alarming drop in water levels in Lake Victoria, Africa's largest fresh water lake. Kenya and Tanzania have accused Uganda of
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Nile Basin member states have pledged to scale up efforts to tackle receding water levels in Lake Victoria, as well as a host of other ecological threats such as invasive species and pollution that threaten the survival of the World's

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