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E-News Beat #20

April 2022  |  News and latest updates

KfW Development Bank visits Programme Areas in Tanzania and Kenya

Martina Maurer, Principal Portfolio Manager, and Dr. Bernd Wiebusch, Senior Technical Advisor, both from KfW Headquarters in Frankfurt-Germany, visited the Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme in early April. Their mission was joined by Anne Marie Ran, the KfW Programme Assistance Consultant based in Nairobi, Michael Shedafa from the KfW Office in Tanzania, Sheillah Karimi from the KfW Office in Nairobi, the representatives of both Consultants’ Teams: IPC and PIC, as well as the LVBC Secretariat.


In the United Republic of Tanzania, the mission visited MWAUWASA, the Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority located in Mwanza. A meeting was held with its Leadership on the preparations for the High Priority Investment project in Mwanza, notably advancing the signing of the Project and Funding Agreement. A field visit was undertaken in envisaged project areas in Mwanza to familiarise the delegation with the sanitation challenges and initiatives within different parts of city.


In the Republic of Kenya, the KfW delegation visited the LVBC Secretariat where meetings with different staff involved in the implementation of the Programme were held. The delegation visited the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency (LVSWWDA) and the Kisumu Water Supply and Sanitation Company (KIWASCO) and discussed with both agencies the ongoing preparations of the High Priority Investment project in Kisumu. Thereafter, two field visits were made; one to the project area in Manyatta A, funded under the framework of the LVB IWRM Programme, and another to a pilot project implemented in the Nyalenda Low Income Area by the SANERGY company operating under the name Fresh Life.


Image: KfW paid a visit to Nyalenda, a low income area to see how container based sanitation (CBS), operates.


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