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The Rwandan government has recently received a US$2.1mn grant from the African Water Facility to supply the development of a 25-year national water and sanitation
The African Water Facility (Facilité africaine de l'eau) awards grants between 50,000 Euros (US$53100) and 5mn Euros (US$5.31mn) to fund water projects that need financial and/or technical help for implementation to meet the strict health and safety criteria for water projects on the continent. The African Water Facility was founded by AMCOW and is administered by AfDB.
The plan that the Rwandan government has proposed a 25-year master plan, that has set 2030 as the targeted date to achieve the universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water as well as adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene.
The grant is expected to go into building various stakeholders' capacities in the planning, designing, financing and implementation in the management of water and sanitation projects and infrastructure. The development project plans to guide 100 per cent achievement to the access of water supply and identification of effective and efficient water supply and sanitation projects. The implementation of this plan will ensure that the republic of Rwanda has a secure and safe water system for coming generations