High Priority Investments

Component 2 of the LVB IWRM Programme is focused on the realization of High Priority Infrastructure Investments (HPIs) which aim to reduce the pollution of the surface waters in the Basin. During the preparation phase of the Programme in 2016, four investment projects that address the pressing and ‘no-regret’ issue of wastewater and sanitation were selected, using a structured selection process.

Brief descriptions of the four projects are given below; more details and the status of the implementation can be read by following the link given below each description.

High priority justification

The sanitary conditions in the informal settlements in Kisumu are very poor with insufficient and inadequate facilities. Open sewers in Manyatta A, one of these settlements, are discharging into a storm water channel which is directly draining into the Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria. The existing wastewater treatment plant has sufficient capacity to treat the wastewater from Manyatta A and is underutilized.

For details and status check here.

High priority justification

The City of Kigali has sewerage management practices that need to be revised and upgraded to meet the city's growing population. It is estimated that 92% of Kigali’s population rely either on pit latrines or septic tanks as sanitation facilities, while 7 % use semi-centralised systems.

 

For details and status check here.

High priority justification

The capacity of the Ilemela wastewater treatment plant is currently underutilized. The plant can be operated at its full capacity by expanding the existing sewerage system with infill sewers, and by connecting some 1600 households.

 

For details and status check here.

High priority justification

The Greater Luzira Area is in urgent need of sanitation upgrading. The area includes the industrial area of Port Bell, and the Luzira Prisons. The population and industrial activities are growing fast. The area has no sewer lines except old ones for part of the prison area. The area accommodates two stabilisation ponds which are not sufficient to treat the currently generated and collected wastewater and are in poor operational condition. The effluent is discharged to Murchison Bay of Lake Victoria.

 

For details and status check here.