The Star (Nairobi)

20 March 2013

East Africa: Kenya Joins East Africa's U.S.$15.1 Million Project

Photo: Oxfam
Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC.

Countries in the Nile Basin have launched a project to conserve water. Kenya and the rest of the East Africa begun the project dubbed 'Nile Co- operation for Result'.

It will be funded with more than Sh1.3 billion to facilitate regional water resource management and development in the Nile Basin. The project was officially launched at the Nile Basin Initiative secretariat in Entebbe, Uganda yesterday, during the opening ceremony of the 38th Nile technical advisory committee meeting.

The project has been developed by Nile Basin Initia- tive to strengthen the development of member states' water resources. Nile Technical Advisory Committee director of the water resources Mugisha Shillingi urged all member states to be committed to the project. The Nile-TAC meeting was attended by representa- tives of NBI member states.

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