Globally, governments have set ambitious targets for universal access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation by 2030. Yet, most water utilities struggle from under-investment resulting in poor service quality.
In East Africa only 10 percent of fecal sludge is safely treated, and the problem worsening with increased urbanization and population growth. Despite the need, new treatment facilities are not coming online quickly.
The minister voiced his appreciation for USAID's support for the project, which he said will also act as an early warning system with 'highly accurate technical information', thanking all those who worked on the project.