The UN under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator considers interesting the plan for water and sanitation in Luanda

Visit of a fountain at the district " 28 de Agosto" - Credit: Felicien Mambulu/UNDP

The UNDP Associate Administrator, Rebeca Grynspan, who has visited on Saturday, May 5, the UN Joint Project of Water and Sanitation at Kilamba Kiaxi municipality has considered as very interesting the plan for water and sanitation, because it will benefit people from different neighborhoods by providing drinking water.

Speaking to reporters at the end of the field visit that she has completed at Kilamba Kiaxi, the UNDP Associate Administrator said that for the success project, it is necessary that the project managers work with the local community.

In her opinion, the project should include the participation of local technicians to make it functional. She also recommended the rehabilitation of fountains.

Highlights

  • The UNDP Associate Administrator, Rebeca Grynspan, has considered as very interesting the plan for water and sanitation, because it will benefit people from different neighborhoods by providing drinking water.
  • The UN Joint project of water and sanitation at Kilamba Kiaxi municipality is expanding the quantity and supply water to about one million 300 thousand inhabitants.
  • This project is funded by Spanish Cooperation.

Accompanied by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Maria do Valle Ribeiro, the Governor of Luanda, José Maria dos Santos, as well as other social partners, the visiting team was informed about the progress of this project started in 2009.

The delegation learnt, among others, the involvement of communitarian agents in identification of problems, the expert training and the involvement of the communities in the project.

The delegation also visited the district ''28 de Agosto'' where it saw the patterns of operation and maintenance of a fountain available to the public.
The UN Joint project of water and sanitation at Kilamba Kiaxi municipality will be an added value because it will be a major asset in expanding the quantity and supply water to about one million 300 thousand inhabitants.

This project is framed in the framework of Millennium Development Goals and aims to reduce maternal, infant and improve living conditions of the local communauties. It is funded by Spanish Cooperation.

The Kilamba Kiaxi municipality, in south of Luanda, has a population of over one million people in six neighborhoods: Golf (headquarters), Golf II, Neves Bendinha, Palanca, Camama and Havemos de Voltar