WASAC sign an agreement with LVBC to construct Kigali Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant

On 9th June 2022, Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) signed an agreement with Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) of the East African Community (EAC) to construct Kigali Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District.

Both parties have agreed to work within the framework of the Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRM) and establish the foundations for the faecal sludge treatment plant, which will make a huge difference to the quality of lives of the people of Rwanda.

The acting Chief Executive Officer of WASAC, Eng. Gisele Umuhumuza applauded the partnership with LVBC and the funding from the Federal Republic of Germany and from the European Union.

“The partnership and the support align with Rwanda’s water and sanitation development priorities. This Investment will also fuel existing Rwanda’s initiatives related to the promotion of recovery and integrated water resources management”, She noted.

According to LVBC Deputy Executive Secretary, Eng. Coletha Ruhamya the partnership between LVBC and WASAC Ltd under the Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management programme (LVB IWRMP) will contribute in addressing climate and water related risks.

The Kigali Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant is expected to improve water quality and reduce wastewaters (effluents) flowing into Lake Victoria through regional river systems. The Plant will ease the disposal of liquid wastes. Kigali residents who currently depend on series of pit latrines dug one after the other is full, will save their scarce land for other purposes, and will have a safe and clean environment.

Kigali Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant project is also in line with the National Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plans that WASAC has completed in May 2022.The Master Plan is aligned with Rwanda’s Vision 2050 and intends to ensure sustainable water supply and sanitation services to the population. The Construction of the plant will be completed by the end of 2025.