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  • 19 Mar 2015- 10:24 by Local Press Report Kampala New Vision Health activists, led by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), have petitioned the government to investigate what they termed “an apparent water disconnection in public institutions by National Water and Sewerage
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on May 24 concluded an historic meeting between the two organizations where they committed to work together to bring peace, security and economic development to Africa’s Great Lakes region.
  • 2 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda African nations must focus on sanitation to reduce childhood mortality and achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to water and sanitation, according to the 15th African Union (AU) Summit held in Kampala, Uganda on
  • 19 Jul 2010- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Water companies are weighing in on the Ugandan government's program to increase rainwater harvesting, after a government report said the country could be water stressed by 2035 if population and economic growth continue at current
  • 29 Mar 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda I I ganda's Ministry of water and environment rolled out a sensitization campaign emphasizing the importance of quality of water and dangers arising from polluting it, as the country joined the rest of the world in commemorating the
  • 22 Mar 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Africa's water utilities are set to become an implementing arm of the continent's water minister's body to improve access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities in urban areas. Leaders of the African Water
  • 8 Mar 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda ast Africa countries made bold declarations outlining a raft of programs they intend to undertake in order to restore sanitation as a policy and financing priority. Representatives from governments, NGOs and donors, who met in Kampala for
  • 16 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Standard Chartered Bank of Uganda, in partnership with the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network UWASNET, has provided safe water sources for over 38,000 people in Gulu District. The project is part of a community investment of over
  • 25 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan capital is facing a serious water supply and contamination problem that is likely to affect 2 million residents. Ill-planned urbanization and changing rainfall patterns are being blamed, and experts have warned that residents
  • 23 Mar 2008- 21:06 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda The Monitor (Uganda) — Kampala residents are being urged not to consume spring water because it is contaminated with human excrement, Minister of Water of Water and Environment Maria Mutagamba said. Of Kampala's 800 springs, only four
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — The National Water and Sewerage Corporation has trained 30 water experts from Kenya and Tanzania on fast-tracking capacity building for utilities. The UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) sponsored the six-day training program at
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — A $1.7 million USD water project has been commissioned at Kisenyi landing site on Lake George in Bushenyi district to benefit thousands of the people in this fishing community. The move is aimed at providing the local people in this
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — Ninety-two percent of Kampala resident do not have toilets connected to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation's sewer system, according to a recent survey by the Kampala Ecological Sanitation project and the
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of