Africa Government Utilities 

Nigeria: Investigation – Delta Residents Lament As Fully, Partially Funded NDDC Water Projects Are Abandoned

On Friday, October 11, 2019, this reporter turned her attention to Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State. Her first stopover was Okuno Community. On February 11, 2011, the NDDC awarded the contract for the construction a solar-powered water project in Okuno community to Philvianno Nig Ltd. The commission’s official records show that the project is ongoing. However, our findings show that the borehole was abandoned and overgrown with weeds. “This borehole has been this way for more than five years now,” Agorson Sunny, a community leader, said angrily.…

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Africa Government Healthcare Utilities 

Kenya: Nairobi’s Water Shortage Raises COVID-19 Risk

Some parts of Kenya’s capital have been without running water for weeks, after a landslide destroyed a water pipe, making frequent hand washing for coronavirus prevention a challenge. Water distribution points have been set up to help tens of thousands of Kenyans cope. For more than two months, Maureen Mkala has taken a narrow alley in Mathare slum in Nairobi to get water for her family, including three children. She ends up at a crowded water point and it takes her an hour to get 20 liters of water. “I…

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Africa Utilities 

How Water Scarcity Adds to Women’s Burden in Northern Ghana

Attaining universal and fair access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by the year 2030 is considered basic in attaining the Sustainable Development Objective 6. However about 4 billion individuals, nearly two-thirds of the population of the world, face severe water shortage and over 2 billion individuals reside in countries experiencing high water tension. Water system is not equitably dispersed across the globe. In sub-Saharan Africa, about 40%of the population lacks safe drinking water.  Another measurement of water inequality is gender. A research study conducted in 25 sub-Saharan…

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Agriculture Mining 

Illegal Mining Polluting Water in Liberian Grand Cape Mount County

Fula Town in Grand Cape Mount County is famously known for illegal mining activities. The town has a population of more than 500 inhabitants, but that number usually doubles or triples when there is the discovery of a deposit of gold or diamond according to locals. According to them, the area is gradually being depleted of the gold and diamond minerals as a result of the illegal mining activities which are mainly been done by people from neighboring Sierra Leone even though Liberians are involved. This illegal has come with…

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Mining 

Illegal mining polluting underground water sources in Ghana – CWSA

The activities of illegal miners are not only affecting surface water quality but underground water as well, Mr. Wolanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency has indicated. “Underground water which over the years have been described as the safest, had had its quality compromised with traces and the continual rise of minerals such as arsenic, manganese and fluoride particularly in mining communities”. The CEO who made this known to Journalists during a working visit of CWSA Board members said water coverage now stood…

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