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African Water Facility launches sanitation and hygiene project

The Liberian government is set to offer fecal sludge management services to unsewered poor areas of Liberia. (Image source: Zohoori)

The African Water Facility has set-up a new project in Monrovia, Liberia, aiming to improve sanitation and hygiene services in the country

The fostering innovative sanitation and hygiene in Monrovia project backed by the African Water Facility, welcomed more than 40 people including representatives of beneficiaries and development partners at its launch.

The facility has issued a US$1.2mn grant to the Monrovia City Corporation to support a project aimed at increasing access to sustainable and affordable sanitation and hygiene services to more than 800,000 urban slum-dwellers in Monrovia, Liberia.

For the first time the Liberian government will offer fecal sludge management services to unsewered poor areas of Liberia since the end of the civil war in 2003.

“The African Development Bank (AfDB) has big expectations and a lot of appreciations behind this small project that was enthusiastically championed by the former acting mayor Mary Broh and the ladies team of Ellen, Amanda and Jefyne,” said Margaret Kilo, resident representative of the AfDB.

Akissa Bahri, coordinator of the African Water Facility, commented, “This is a smart project with numerous benefits bound to restore people’s health and dignity, boost the communities’ economic growth and enhance food security.”

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