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Sierra Leone: Water Supply

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether there is a strategy in place for UK aid aimed at improving the provision of safe water and sanitation services to Sierra Leone; and what agencies his Department is working with on this matter. (211806)

The UK has approved a £32 million programme over five years to improve the provision of safe and sustainable water and sanitation in Sierra Leone. The programme aims to strengthen the Government’s ability to provide water and sanitation services and deliver real benefits for the poor—enabling an additional 1.5 million people to access safe water and sanitation.

The principal partner for this nationwide programme is the Government of Sierra Leone. We are also working with UNICEF and NGOs; including PLAN, Oxfam, and Goal.