Mozambique chases US$2.6m for clean drinking water

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has said his government is mobilizing $2.6 million for the implementation of a new water supply project at the administrative post of Inchope, Gondola district, in the central province of Manica.

According to the Mozambican head of state the project includes, among others, the construction of a 108 kilometre long pipeline from the Chicamba dam to Inchope.

The lack of potable water is one of the problems presented to President Nyusi at a rally held on Sunday, the last of his three-day working visit to Manica.

‘On your list of requests you mentioned the problem of lack of potable water which is also in our project’s list. We know that it will cost plus or minus $2.6 million and we are working together with the World Bank to mobilize funds” the president said.

Nyusi expressed his conviction that the government will succeed in resolving the problem, and with the implementation of the project about 16,000 to 19,000 residents of Inchope will have access to potable water.

Currently, the population of Inchope faces serious water problems due to its geographical location which means it is impractical to sink boreholes in the area.

During the rally, the population also asked for the construction of a new referral hospital, due to the huge demand for health services.

Source: Journal du Cameroun

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