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  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report LUSAKA CNBC Africa The Lusaka Sanitation Programme is part of the urgently needed reinforcement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure in Zambia's fast growing capital Lusaka. The project is expected to greatly contribute to economic and social
  • 29 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia In a bid to save the financially troubled Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC), its board of directors has dismissed Managing Director George Ndongwe. In addition to his failure to effectively run the company, Ndongwe is accused of
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Minister of Energy and Water Development Dora Siliya has ordered the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to ensure that water companies that engage in unfair
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Portugal-based Elevolution Contractors has won two contracts, worth a total of $52 million USD, to improve water supply and sanitation in Lusaka’s Mtendere and Kamanga townships. The projects are being funded through the Millennium
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • 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
  • The Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company, which operates in Zambia’s Muchinga Province, could be replaced with another service provider unless it improves its performance.
  • 25 Mar 2013- 08:44 by Local Press Report lusaKa Zambia Daily Mail The Zambia government intends to construct more new reliable water sources throughout the country to address the rising demand for water and ensure adequate sanitary facilities both in rural and urban areas. Minister of Mines, Energy
  • 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
  • 29 Nov 2011- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia In a landmark judgment, the Lusaka High Court has ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to pay $2 million USD to 2,000 Chingola residents for polluting the Mushishima River. The Mushishima is a tributary of the Kafue River, which accounts
  • 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.