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3 Sep 2020 LUANDA
Uganda's water sector needs between 4 and 5 percent of the funding made available in the General State Budget (OGE), according to the Secretary of State for Water, Lucrécio Costa. According to Mr. Costa, the sector currently receives only 2.1 percent of the budget allocated. He noted that countries like Angola lack a budget situation equal to or greater than 4 percent of the budget for water and sanitation, hence the budget falls short of demand.
11 May 2020 KAMPALA
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has embarked on demolition of a 100 hectare floating Island at Port Bell Luzira in Nakawa Division, Kampala. Four drone based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay (port bell) and one in Jinja area with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands movements and guide machine deployment to right targets; and UPDF surveillance/monitoring team on the ground.
6 Apr 2020 KAMPALA
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide free water and electricity across the country for the next two months, officials said. The National Electricity Company (SNEL) and water supply company Regie de Distribution d'Eau (REGIDESO) have confirmed that they met with government officials and agreed to the suggestion of providing free water and electricity across the country for the next two months.
11 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda...
28 Jul 2019 DODOMA, Tanzania
Tanzania President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the Rufiji Hydropower Project (RHPP) at Stiegler’s Gorge July 26, reigniting protests by nature conservationists. RHPP is in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1982, the country’s largest wildlife area and home to significant populations of elephants and black rhinocerous, as well as cheetahs and giraffes...
25 Jan 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
A UN Environment (UNEP) global assessment of environmental rule of law has found weak enforcement of laws to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.Despite a 38-fold increase in environmental laws put in place since 1972, failure to fully implement and enforce these laws is one of the greatest challenges to mitigating climate change, reducing pollution and preventing widespread species and habitat loss, the UNEP report found...
29 Oct 2018 PRETORIA, South Africa
A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing” solution to modern-day imbalanced and unfair water permit regulations...
1 Feb 2018 SHEEMA
Over 100,000 residents in the sub-counties of Shuuku and Kyangyenyi in Sheema district are set to benefit from the Shuuku/Matsyoro clean water project. However, according to Ian Arebahona, the contract manager at the water ministry, only the homesteads with proper sanitation facilities such as toilets, will access this water, while those without toilets will not have taps extended to their homes.
24 Jan 2018 KAMPALA
In preparation for the 8th World Water Forum, the African Ministerial Council on water are discussing issues of water security, ecosystem and climate change to make a report that will represent the regional position during the forum. Osward M. Chanda, the Ag. director, water and sanitation department at the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), said politicians need to be sensitised so that when policy elements related to climate change, job creation for youth in the water sector, ecological systems and water development come up, the representatives are able to influence decisions.
16 Nov 2017 Washington, DC
The aid agency of the USA has released a strategy document regarding the country’s vision of a “more water-secure world…where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient”.Full text of the Global Water Strategy can be found here.USAID and the US State Department (the aid body’s parent organization)’s document announces that the US government will work with partner countries and key stakeholders to achieve four interrelated objectives:Increasing access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promoting hygiene;Protecting freshwater resources;Promoting cooperation on shared waters;Strengthening water governance and financing...
1 Aug 2017 ENTEBBE
Increased pollution is threatening the sustainable use of Lake Victoria, a vital resource for the East African region. Speaking at a conference on population, health and environment, scientists said increasing population, declining fish stocks and weeds, among others, have made matters worse for the ecosystem of Africa's fresh water lake...
23 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State House, Entebbe. The summit that brings together all countries along the River Nile was attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan Vice President Joseph Wani, Burundi’s 2nd Vice President Joseph Butore and Sudan’s Vice President Hasabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman.