"Prioritize Access to Water and Sanitation," Says Zuma

Speaking in Durban South Africa during a joint event to commemorate World Water Day and launch the 2017 World Water Development Report, Zuma said: "the bleak global picture presented in the 2017 World Water Development Report requires world leaders to urgently prioritize the improvement of access to essential water and sanitation services."

Photo: AfDB

Wastewater is one of the unresolved development challenges facing rapidly growing African cities.

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