6 December 2012

Angola: Over 100,000 Citizens to Benefit From Water

Benguela — At least 130,000 citizens in the provinces of Benguela, Bié, Moxico and Huambo will benefit from water, sanitation and hygiene services in the communities until 2014, as a result of a project being implemented by the British non-governmental organisation Oxfam and its partners based in the Lobito corridor.

The information was given Wednesday, in Benguela City, by the Oxfam director in Angola, Keman Mohamed Osmar, at the opening of the meeting that served to present the report regarding the survey on knowledge, attitude, practices and beliefs related to water, sanitation and hygiene services in the communities, which started in 2011.

The official explained that the project will develop 106 points of water, sanitation and hygiene and it will benefit directly or indirectly about 130,000 people, in an initiative financed by the European Union.

The source also revealed that the project will last until 2014.

He informed that the organization has been working with four partners, namely the Angolan Red Cross, Angolan Blue Cross, Bosco and Abespoz waters.

Without mentioning the number of people that have so far benefitted from the project, Keman Mohamed Osmar said that Oxfam has been working in Angola since 1998, getting involved in various humanitarian aid programmes.

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