The contract has been awarded for the construction of water supply network in the two bairros of Mafalala and Xipamanine with house and shared low-cost connections. The government has committed to replacing a stretch of mains water pipe to enable water to flow to the bairro of Mafalala.
A contractor has been selected to construct five communal sanitation blocks in the poor bairro of Chamanculo. The necessary re-ordering of some houses was necessary to allow access and space for construction in an already very dense neighbourhood. The process has been made easier by a very engaged councillor who has been supportive of providing formal land rights.
A local organisation has continued to assist in promoting improved hygiene practices using water whilst promoting the update of new water connections.
Education campaigns about water and hygiene were realized in 10 schools on World Water Day, March 22, with games contest and prizes given to best drawings and answers in a quiz about WASH.
Consultation meetings have been held with two school committees in need of an upgrade of their sanitation facilities. An initial survey has been completed and outline costs prepared.
WSUP is supporting the regulator CRA to conduct a study to define the affordable tariff for the poorest of the poor. This work might possibly be supported by Stanford University who have undertaken a previous study with CRA on customer segmentation.
A one week “water loss and leakage management” training workshop was conducted for a group of staff from utility AdeM, asset holder FIPAG and water operator EMA. Two leading international experts led the course, incorporating classroom and field based activities. The workshop prompted a major restructuring utility AdeM’s non-revenue water and leakage management techniques.
The ACF is a multi-country program to test innovative partnerships between communities, civil society organizations, local service providers and government agencies in increasing access to improved water and sanitation services for the urban poor in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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