11 February 2013

Uganda: Kampala Residents Receive U.S.$1.4 M to Up Sanitation

Kampala — Residents of Kawempe, a Kampala city suburb last week received a grant of $1.4m from African Water Facility (AWF) to provide affordable and sustainable sanitation services.

The grant will be channeled through the Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) a local Non Government Organisation to support Kawempe Urban Poor Sanitation Improvement Project (KUPSIP).

The project is designed to provide affordable and sustainable sanitation services to over 100,000 urban poor living in the Kawempe Municipality, in Kampala, Uganda. The grant will support interventions like provision of sanitation facilities for households, schools and the public in poor urban areas, delivery of pro-poor sanitation financing for accessing affordable and improved sanitation infrastructure.It will also ensure dissemination of targeted information like educating the locals on(slum dwellers) better hygiene practices, generation and dissemination of knowledge products covering the entire sanitation chain through collaboration with agronomical research institutions.

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