African governments urged to spend more on water safety

2017-03-22 17:52

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Kampala - The World Water Council says 32% of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water.

In a statement Wednesday marking World Water Day, the advocacy group urged governments "to contribute a relevant part of their budget to projects that make safe water available to all on the planet."

The statement said Africa and Asia are the continents most affected by scarcity of safe water, with Papua New Guinea, Equatorial Guinea and Angola reporting that clean water is available to less than 50% of their populations.

The water problem is particularly serious in sub-Saharan Africa, where some of the world's poorest live and water-borne diseases like cholera are common.

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