Namibia has actually released an 8.1 billion Namibian dollars (about 545 million U.S. dollars) water sector supporting program which will lead to enhanced water security countrywide and advantage about 1 million Namibians, stated Calle Schlettwein, minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, in a declaration.
The program will benefit primarily the metropolitan and rural citizens, he stated.
“Improved access to potable water and better sanitary conditions to rural and peri-urban residents is expected to translate in improved quality of life and human development index for Namibia. Special focus will be given to vulnerable households within the program areas for improved sanitation facilities,” stated Schlettwein in the declaration provided Thursday.
The job is partially moneyed by the Namibian federal government and the German Development Bank (KfW) along with a loan from the African Development Bank.
According to Schlettwein, the goal of the Water Sector Support Program is to have a sustainable supply of water leading to enhanced access to safe drinking water for human intake and for market usage in the metropolitan and rural centers in the main, main northern, southern and eastern locations of Namibia.
“This will be achieved by managing available water resources in an integrated and sustainable way and requires significant investments in water and sanitation infrastructure,” stated the authorities. Enditem