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  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 20 Oct 2016- 07:27 by Local Press Report HARARE ZimEye Harare city council has launched a 100 day service improvement strategy targeted at eliminating human waste in the drinking water. Part of the program is to reduce water pollution from the current 2.5 milligrams per liter to 2.0 milligrams by
  • 19 Apr 2016- 07:02 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Directors of mining companies that pollute and degrade the environment face up to 20 years imprisonment if proposals by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa are passed into law. In developments that campaigners say are a victory for the
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A group of residents in the Zimbabwean capital have threatened to sue to the Harare City Council over fixed water charges, saying they are being billed for water services that they have not received, in some cases for years. A group of
  • 17 Aug 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Safe water supply in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, is at risk due to the $114 million USD in unpaid bills owed to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), according to a ZINWA official. ZINWA Corporate Communications and Marketing
  • 10 Aug 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Harare City Council is transforming its water department into a private utility known as the Harare City Water Corporation Private Limited, locals sources reported on August 10th. The city’s Human Capital and Public Service
  • 29 Jun 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Harare Residents’ Trust (HRT) this week called on the Harare City Council to “lead by example” with regard to pre-paid water meters, and test the new metering system on government buildings before imposing it on city residents. “To
  • 23 Jun 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Central government ministers in Zimbabwe have been voicing support for embattled local governments as they begin work on plans to introduce pre-paid water meters and disconnections for non-payers. The issue was discussed in parliament
  • 27 May 2015- 11:06 by Local Press Report HARARE Southern Eye Local authorities in Zimbabwe have been accused of violating people’s environmental rights with raw sewage and effluent being discharged into rivers, resulting in residents consuming unsafe water. This was revealed in a baseline survey on
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations this week called on international donors to provide an additional $705 million USD for the more than one million Palestinians who continue to live in poor conditions without housing, adequate water and sanitation
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zimbabwean Cabinet Committee has ordered thousands of businesses to install waste interceptors and pre-treatment systems immediately to reduce pollution of potable water sources, or face closure. The committee was set up recently to
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwean government on January 22 signed a $53.4 million USD grant agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funds will be used to upgrade power, transport and water infrastructure. About $20 million USD of the total