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Africa gears up efforts to meet WASH MDGs

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As the clock ticks against African nations in meeting the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals, over 22 Ministers for Water Resources in the continent and several other experts have gathered in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at the behest of the African Centre for Water Supply and SanitationAs the clock ticks against African nations in meeting the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals, over 22 Ministers for Water Resources in the continent and several other experts have gathered in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at the behest of the African Centre for Water Supply and Sanitation (CREPA) http://www.reseaucrepa.org/ to discuss strategies towards accelerating progress towards meeting the 2015 development targets.

Few years ago, the United Nations Development Programme Human Index report, published a report that indicated that at current rate of progress, the MDG goal for water may not be achieved in sub Saharan African countries before 2046 and that of sanitation before 2076.

Four years to the MDG year, political leaders in Africa are holding a High level forum for Water and Sanitation in Ouagadougou, to brainstorm solutions to meet Africa’s water and sanitation challenges and ensure UNDP’s 2006 scientific prophecy does not come to pass.

Highlighting the urgency of the situation, the host country’s Minister of Agriculture and Hydraulics Laurent Sedogo, told delegates that:

“Every fourteen seconds in Africa a child dies due to lack of drinking water, hygiene or sanitation. This show once again shows the necessity and urgency of finding appropriate solutions to the lives of our African populations. We are four years from the date of the Millennium Development, yet millions of Africans still lack access to water and sanitation. Over 300 million Africans still lack access to clean water and 500 million of our citizens do not have decent sanitation facilities.

The impact of this on the health of our populations and it’s hindrance to the process of development of our country concerns all of us. It has become urgent to find effective solutions to the constraints of the sector so that every African can access in a sustainable way to water and sanitation.

The vision of Africa for Water in 2025, the Declaration of Heads of State of the African Union on the water in Sharm El Sheikh in 2008 and the declaration of el Thekwini on Sanitation 2008 provides the broad strategic plans and proposals of the continent to achieve the MDGs for water and sanitation at different levels. We, African States, the duty to turn these commitments we made at the international community into concrete results in the localities of our country”

(CREPA) http://www.reseaucrepa.org/ to discuss strategies towards accelerating progress towards meeting the 2015 development targets.

Few years ago, the United Nations Development Programme Human Index report, published a report that indicated that at current rate of progress, the MDG goal for water may not be achieved in sub Saharan African countries before 2046 and that of sanitation before 2076.

Four years to the MDG year, political leaders in Africa are holding a High level forum for Water and Sanitation in Ouagadougou, to brainstorm solutions to meet Africa’s water and sanitation challenges and ensure UNDP’s 2006 scientific prophecy does not come to pass.

Highlighting the urgency of the situation, the host country’s Minister of Agriculture and Hydraulics Laurent Sedogo, told delegates that:

“Every fourteen seconds in Africa a child dies due to lack of drinking water, hygiene or sanitation. This show once again shows the necessity and urgency of finding appropriate solutions to the lives of our African populations. We are four years from the date of the Millennium Development, yet millions of Africans still lack access to water and sanitation. Over 300 million Africans still lack access to clean water and 500 million of our citizens do not have decent sanitation facilities.

The impact of this on the health of our populations and it’s hindrance to the process of development of our country concerns all of us. It has become urgent to find effective solutions to the constraints of the sector so that every African can access in a sustainable way to water and sanitation.

The vision of Africa for Water in 2025, the Declaration of Heads of State of the African Union on the water in Sharm El Sheikh in 2008 and the declaration of el Thekwini on Sanitation 2008 provides the broad strategic plans and proposals of the continent to achieve the MDGs for water and sanitation at different levels. We, African States, the duty to turn these commitments we made at the international community into concrete results in the localities of our country”

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