Mozambique’s government announced in Beira city on Thursday subsidies for needy families to have access to mains water in four provinces in the centre and north of the country.
“The Government of Mozambique and the World Bank have agreed to implement a programme of subsidised connections, aimed at supporting low income families,” said Carlos Mesquita, minister of public works, housing and water resources.
The support will be provided under the scope of the Wasis II project (Water Services and Institutional Support) and aims to ensure access to mains water for 106,000 people.
The state will ensure the connection expenses almost in full and the value borne by the families will drop from 4,300 to 108 meticais (from €63 to €1.50).
The cities of Beira and Dondo in Sofala, Pemba in Cabo Delegado, Nacala in Nampula, Tete and Moatize in Tete province will be the first beneficiaries.