Zambia steps up efforts to meet UN goal on access to clean water, sanitation

  • World
  • Thursday, 23 May 2024

LUSAKA, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it has intensified efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Speaking at a press briefing to announce the 12th Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition, to be held next month, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Development and Sanitation Joe Kalusa said the government is committed to ensuring that the target is met and efforts have been intensified, with only six years to go before the deadline.

He said the meeting will provide a platform for stakeholders to share ideas on the challenges affecting the provision of clean and safe water, proper sanitation, and solutions to sustainable water management.

The gathering also provides a unique platform to share knowledge, exchange ideas and network on issues related to water resources management and development, as well as water supply and sanitation, Kalusa added.

Kalusa expressed the hope that the meeting will produce actionable resolutions supporting government efforts and providing guidance on closing the water and sanitation gaps by 2030.

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