‘Provision of safe water our priority’
PROVISION of clean and safe drinking water and adequate sanitation will remain one of our priorities, says Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, ED Chomba.
Dr Chomba said the ministry did not only desire to see inter-disciplinary participation in the prevention of sanitation related outbreaks, but also to see households upgrading their sanitation facilities to make them modern and attractive.
He said such interventions would promote socio-economic development and the health of the people in communities.
Dr Chomba made the remarks in a speech read for him by the ministry’s acting assistant director, Abel Manangi at the launch of the Mtendere Sanitation Connection Action Plan (SCAP) aimed at accelerating access to adequate sanitation to Mtendere. He commended Vision Africa Regional Network (VAREN) that fought against poverty by focusing on poor and vulnerable individuals for contributing towards the improvement of sanitation in the area.
“I am aware that the cost for the project is $903,052.18 of