Kenya plans to achieve sanitation targets by 2030

first_imgREUTERS – FILE PHOTO The Kenyan government said on Wednesday it expects to achieve its sanitation targets by 2030 in accordance with its vision.REUTERS – FILE PHOTOWinnie Guchu, chief administrative secretary for water and sanitation, said the ministry is optimistic to achieve the targets alongside the African Union (AU)’s agenda 2063 and the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).“We need a change of attitude from our partners since sanitation currently does not receive financial attention as water,” Guchu said at an annual conference for the Water Service Providers Association of Kenya (WASPA).She said the government has developed a plan of action that targets collaboration with the development partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to mobilizing human and financial resources to ensure that targets set are met within a given period of time.“We have started mainstreaming sanitation in the national and county governments with the aim of improving its importance for human dignity, self esteem, gender equality and poverty reduction,” she added.The official revealed that access to sewerage is currently 16 percent in urban areas and 7.3 percent nationally.She said about 5.6 million Kenyans, or 12.5 percent of the population, still practice open defecation despite the government efforts in reducing the percentage.So far, only three counties have been declared open defecation free (ODF) and 13,328 villages have also been certified as ODF.“This sanitation status is unacceptable since in 2017, 20 percent of Kenyans were using safely managed services while basic sanitation services stood at 5 percent,” Guchu added.She said that sanitation plays a central role in sustainable development as improved access to water and sanitation can break disease-poverty cycle.Guchu said the negative impact of insufficient sanitation services on education and productivity of the population is equally huge.Many rural households have to spend many hours per day fetching water from unsecured sources where water quality is suspect.“This burden is left to women and it ends up affecting the girl child education,” the official said.Related Bentley Motors plans to open dealership in Kenya Kenya plans to close Dadaab refugee campcenter_img Kenya approves plans to start production of crude oillast_img read more

‘His favourite destination’ – Much wanted player eyeing move to Liverpool,…

first_imgThe report at the time said the player would cost around €10m, and he would rather move to the Reds than the Rossoneri.The rumour was later backed up by the Catalan media, who also added West Ham and Borussia Dortmund to the competition. They said that Olmo’s price had been raised to €25m.Now Calcio Mercato is back with an update, only mentioning Liverpool and Milan, saying the Italian side are really keen on the player.Embed from Getty ImagesMilan, however, only want to spend up to €20m on the midfielder. They’ve opened talks with Dinamo, but don’t seem to be keen on matching the price.Maybe this is a sign for Liverpool to move quick in case they’re really interested in the player. Because it’s now two stories from Calcio Mercato favouring the Reds in the race.To make it clear, they again state Liverpool is ‘his favourite destination’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo Three months ago, we covered a story from Calcio Mercato saying Liverpool were in a race with Milan for the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo.last_img read more