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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
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The Informer A week-long integrity training for stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector--said to be rocked by rampant corruption--kicked off in Monrovia last week, bringing together about 30 participants from Gambia, Liberia
  • 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.
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • 12 Dec 2011- 14:42 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Liberia Government The Liberian government has lifted customs duties on items exclusively used by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation for its operations, including diesel fuel for water treatment plants; rotable and consumable spares to be
  • Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues.
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues. The United
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa could become the world's major producer of bio-energy by mid-century, and some investors are already setting the pace with investments in the region's biomass potential. With lush climates, generous rainy
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia suffers from "critical neglect" of its water and sanitation infrastructure despite government plans to spend more than $143 million USD on the sector through 2011, according to the head of a coalition demanding even
  • 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

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