Agriculture contributes over N$870m to water project

By Hertta-Maria Amutenja

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) is expected to contribute N$878 million, or 31.5 percent of the investment required for the implementation of the Water Sector Support Programme (WSSP).

Last year the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) granted a loan of US$ 121.7 million to Namibia for the implementation of a major drinking water and sanitation programme. The AfDB is accompanying the loan with a grant of more than US$3.3 million.

Additionally, the ministry’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund Grant (RWSSITFG) will provide an amount on N$48 million as a grant toward water and sanitation initiatives under WSSP.