February 16

Trade Hub Backs Senegalese Companies West Africa Water SA, Delta SA Seeking to Provide Clean Drinking Water

Senegal has made rapid progress over the last 10 years in expanding access to safe water and sanitation for its citizens.

Despite the efforts, only 21 percent of the overall population have access to safely managed sanitation, and those in Senegal’s poorest regions have significantly lower access rates to safe drinking water and sanitation.

This has resulted to many inhabitants suffering from illness and diseases related to the consumption of brackish, polluted, or infected water, such as diarrhoea, one of the main causes of infant mortality.

In pursuit to change the narrative, two Senegalese companies have recently been awarded a collective US$1.5 million in co-investment grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s regional initiative, the (Trade Hub) to improve sanitation and increase access to clean drinking water in the West African country.

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Source: Food Business Africa Magazine (link opens in a new window)