Office of Rural Drilling (Office des Forages Ruraux - OFOR Senegal)
The Office of Rural Drilling (OFOR) is a public industrial and commercial institution (EPIC) responsible for the management of the rural water heritage, including drinking water supply systems, heavy and light vehicles, equipment and machinery of workshops and sites, land, buildings and annexes, for the sustainability of the public service of drinking water in rural areas.
The Office of Rural Drilling aims to be a reference in the areas of access to drinking water for people to achieve for the benefit of the rural world, in the long term, a tap in each home.
The Office of Rural Drilling (OFOR) is a public industrial and commercial institution under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Rural Hydraulics and under the financial supervision of the Ministry of Finance.
The OFOR's missions are:
- The management of the rural water resources to ensure the service of drinking water in rural areas including the works or equipment for capture, production, treatment, storage, transport and distribution, vehicles, equipment and machinery for workshops or sites and land, buildings, annexes and other dependencies;
- The exercise by delegation of responsibility for the management of the public service of drinking water in rural areas;
to this end, the OFOR recruits private operators, which must be legal persons, who provide the production, maintenance and marketing (billing, collection, accounting management) of drinking water services.
- Assistance to local authorities in the framework of project management of rural hydraulic works;
- Monitoring, control, audit of the operation of rural water infrastructure and the quality of water service;
- Support for stakeholders in the sub-sector including users, local authorities, authorities, operators, through capacity building, support-advice, communication and the establishment of appropriate financing mechanisms;
The State transfers to the OFOR:
- the physical, accounting and financial management of public domain properties necessary for the realization of its purpose;
- the ownership of real estate property and rights in the private domain to the extent that they are necessary for the realization of its object.See more