JICA Backs Zambia's Water, Sanitation Services Improvement Scheme

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has disbursed $5.8 million to support efforts by Zambia to improve its water supply and sanitation services.

The money will be used to build the capacity of Zambian officials involved in the country’s water and sanitation sector as well as procure equipment and coordinate communities in the Nchelenge, Milenge, Mwense and Mansa districts of the Luapula province. The funds will also support the implementation of the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program.

“These activities will be undertaken in collaboration with other donors, [non-governmental organizations], local authorities and communities implementing rural water supply and sanitation activities in the selected 52 rural districts,” the Times of Zambia quotes Miku Okada, JICA’s assistant resident representative in the African country.

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