Water in Rwanda

  • Rwanda: Japanese Grant to Boost Access to Clean Water in Rural Areas

    JAPAN, 2017/03/12 Japanese government has given a grant amounting to $147, 075 (approx. Rwf121 million) to two local organisations that will supply water in the districts of Muhanga and Bugesera. The two projects will increase access to clean water in areas where residents had for long experienced water shortages. The recipients are Movement for the Fight against Hunger in the World (MFLM) and Rwanda Environment Conservation Organisation (RECOR). A portion of the grant, $72,925, will be used by MFLM to construct 20 water points, a filtration system, water tank, equilibrium chamber and 11-km-long water pipes in Shyogwe sector in Muhanga district.
  • Rwanda: Water Agency to Enforce Accountability Measures

    RWANDA, 2014/11/06 The Waterand Sanitation Corporation Ltd (Wasac) has developed a billing system that will be integrated with the management data system in use. The new measure, officials hope, will help curb financial and administrative shortcomings and ensure accountability at the utility regulator. Wasac chief executive James Sano said the development will help avoid shortcomings and cases of mismanagement that were highlighted in the 2012/13 Auditor-General's statement that faulted the defunct Energy Sanitation and Water Authority (EWSA) for various financial impropriety issues. Sano was speaking at a media conference in Kigali yesterday.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.