Millions of Dollars Meant for Water in Africa Go Down the Drain

23 Mar 2009 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
istanBul, turkey

Hundreds of millions dollars have been wasted on rural water projects in Africa, threatening the health and livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people according to a briefing held by the International Institute for Environment and Development during the World Water Forum last week. Jamie Skinner, author of the report, said tens of thousands of boreholes in rural areas have fallen into disrepair, depriving poor communities of water because donors, governments, and non-governmental organizations have built infrastructure but ignored the need to maintain it. The author cited the situations in Northern Ghana and Western Niger...

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