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Zambia aims to achieve 100% water supply coverage by 2030-Kaziya

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Minister of Water Development, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection Hon. Lloyd Kaziya with Zambian Embassy Staff in Washington

Minister of Water Development, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection Hon. Lloyd Kaziya says Zambia has a vision of achieving hundred percent water supply coverage and ninety percent access to sanitation services by 2030.

Mr. Kaizya said in order to achieve these targets Zambia will require $ 229 million and an additional $1495m to build and maintain safely managed services and universal basic coverage each year respectively up to 2030.

Mr. Kaziya was speaking when he presented a paper on the current status of access to water and sanitation in Zambia, under the theme Achieving Safely Managed Sanitation in Zambia.

He said the country’s water, sanitation and hygiene sector is guided by the Vision 2030 which prioritizes achieving universal access to adequate water services by 2030 and ninety percent access to sanitation by 2030.
Mr. Kaziya said the sector is also guided by the National Urban and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes and the National Development Plan.

He revealed that government has developed the Open Defecation Free strategy which prioritizes the elimination of open defecation by 2020.
Mr. Kaziya said although the vision 2030 target resonates well with the SDGs, Zambia needs to align key aspects of the SDGs and how these are assessed and reported including water quality, access and availability, and safe management of faecal sludge. 
The Minister later paid a courtesy call at the Embassy of Zambia in Washington DC where in urged the diplomats to attract investors to invest in sector.

15 COMMENTS

  1. NEZ (new educated Zambia UPND ) BEST BLOGGER 2016.
    Every Everyday it is aim this aim that. Anyone can have an aim. Even a blind man can aim. People want achievements. Pf please give us 3 achievements with direct effect on the people
  2. RigoeSanchez
    Konse uko!! 40% of the available fresh water in Southern Africa is within Zambia; yet we cannot engineer the process of just getting that water free. From Bangweulu to Mkushi Hills; down to Lusaka. The water is fresh; no treatment needed; then you wait for 2030. Awe bane naimwe; no tangible steps being made today; hence 2030 target will be missed anyway!!
  3. chilu
    At the pace we re moving not possible. 200m from water treatment plant but no water from my tap. Hooooo bwana minister be realistic
  4. Jay Jay
    "Mr. Kaizya said in order to achieve these targets Zambia will require $ 229 million and an additional $1495m to build and maintain safely managed services and universal basic coverage each year respectively up to 2030." Really laughable..so in order to achieve this 100% target we have to first look for loan not save up or tighten our belts no no ..the luxury continues...
  5. Harold Muna
    That should have been the objective in 1964. Over the years the same prouncements have been made. Does a country like Zambia, with abundant water resources have to align itself with the SDG's projections /visions and targets for areas in the world that have had issues with access to clean water and sanitation for all?
  6. ine wine
    its not funds that is the problem in Zambia, its the work mentality, we have failed to transition with time. how do you explain a situation where its just boreholes everyday. even in areas with high iron content like Luapula, North western and Western, fluoride like Luangwa, salinity like Sesheke area. we also want to drill boreholes on islands surely. I can assure you that if I had that amount I could have given them this money and told them that you will still fail because of the failure to plan and as the saying goes, if you fail to plan you plan to fail. sorry but true
  7. ine wine
    ask the minister what he is planning for the water and sanitation sector in light of climate change and also the issue of climate justice.
  8. ANYOKO
    who is the MINISTER IN THE PHOTO? WHAT IS THE MEANING OF US$1495MILLION, WHAT IS OPEN DEFACATION? IN ZAMBIA NOBODY HELPS HIMSELF WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE WATCHING SO THIS IS A LIE EVEN IF I GO IN THE BUSH I MAKE SURE TO HIDE BEHIND A TREE.
  9. Patriot Abroad
    2030, a bit too far off. Let's push more by throwing money in a controlled way at this project. If you think about it some older Zambians who've been around since independence will leave this world without these basics being ironed out! Good work PF.
  10. Miya
    Globally only Singapore has a non-revenue water of 4%. That's a huge ask for zambia with the current state of affairs. 100% water coverage mains accessibility to each and every household! Imwe not even in 2050 we won't achieve that level.
  11. Teddy Muso
    Useless African leaders as usual, we only know how to plunder and then go begging for loans. For almost 30 years now there's no running water in Lusaka, if any it just drips for a few minutes. What kind of a society where people have been reduced to taking a bath in a shomeka?? Showers are a thing of the past. It's mediocrity at its worst and utter rubbish.
  12. ANYOKO
    at Teddy muso u are the only one bathing in SHOMEKA , U COULD BE A BUS CONDUCTOR ON THE MONZE MAZABUKA ROUTE AND YOU DONT PAY FOR WATER TO SOUTHERN WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANY
  13. Mwila
    Just a talking republic. Every day it's just pronouncement after pronouncement. When are you going to start working. We want to see water in people's home. Even towns situated on Zambian rivers have their taps dry and you are here hallucinating

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