South Africa participates in the African Conference on Sanitation
The event aims to raise the profile of sanitation issues
South Africa’s Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, is attending the 7th African Conference on Sanitation (AfricaSan) in Swakopmund, Namibia.
The conference, which takes place from 6 to 11 November, is convened by The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) and the African Union Commission (AUC). This is reported by
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According to the programme, on Friday 10 November, Mchunu, together with other representatives of AMCOW member countries, will take part in a high-level ministerial dialogue to adopt recommendations and decisions on the outcome of the conference.
In this regard, Mchunu recalled that the lack of sanitation can be an obstacle to individual prosperity and the sustainable development of nations.
“It’s important that the conference is interested in raising the profile of sanitation. Together, we want to create an enabling environment to improve access to sustainable and safe sanitation across the region,” said the minister.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Strengthening Systems and Partnerships for Accelerated Action on Safely Managed Sanitation and Hygiene”.
These events were launched in South Africa in 2002 to create platforms for technical and policy dialogue with governments and stakeholders to identify and share knowledge on the challenges facing Africa.
South Africa’s National Development Plan sets the target of everyone in the country having reliable access to sanitation by 2030.