Uganda Signs US$3.2m World Bank-administered Grant for Access to Clean Water in Small Towns through OBA
Kampala, February 12, 2007 — US$3.2 million World Bank-administered grant agreement was signed today for improving access to water supply services to the poor in up to 12 small towns and rural growth centers in Uganda.
In Uganda small private companies have been operating water supply systems since 2001. A pilot output-based aid (OBA) project is expanding this approach. The project is leveraging private sector finance and expertise to provide access to piped water for an estimated 45,000 people in small towns and rural growth centers while increasing efficiency and accountability in the use of funds.