Rwanda's Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente declared a countrywide lockdown and only essential services will be allowed to remain in operation. Moreover, Trade and Industry ministry has moved to regulate prices of foods items, sanitation and pharmaceutical commodities after the coronavirus outbreak sent their costs soaring. Economic Analyst, Ted Kaberuka joins CNBC Africa for more.
Sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim for safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 and investment in infrastructure and sanitation facilities has been identified as critical steps to achieving this.
According to data, achieving universal access to water and sanitation for all by 2030, there needs to be increased investment in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on a local level in several developing countries within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Henning Sandager, Area Managing Director at GRUNDFOS Sub-Saharan Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
On the side-lines of the on-going Global Citizen Festival Week in New York, Governor of Lagos State began by speaking on measures to address sanitation challenges and ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria. CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa caught up with Babajide Sanwo-Olu for more.
Only 97 million people have access to improved sanitation in Nigeria. This is according to Zaid Jurji, Chief, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section of UNICEF, Nigeria. He joins CNBC Africa from Abuja to discuss solutions to Nigeria’s water sanitation crisis.
Sanitation solutions used in developed world cannot be transplanted to the slums or rural areas of Africa.