Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program has received a further €115 million boost from the African Development Bank to help the country give 1.5 million people access to improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services.The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas with a low access rate of 45%, a figure that is way below the national average of 85%. The new financing is to scale up the country’s largest water and sanitation sector investment program. The program is co-financed by the European Investment Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development.
Enhancing resilience to climate changeIn November 2017, the Bank approved an initial US$121 million loan and US$50 million Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF) loan to Rwanda under its Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.
“The Bank’s support to this program further goes to deepen and consolidate the impact of its investments in enhancing resilience to climate change and inclusive growth,” says Wambui Gichuri, the Bank’s Director for Water Development and Sanitation.