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Cameroon launches a programme of welfare connections

The World Bank has, within the framework of the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) granted Cameroon an aid package worth US$ 5.25 millions that is FCFA 2.2 milliard. The GPOBA is a multi-donor fund jointly set up in January 2003 by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank and managed by the World Bank. It is funded by DFID and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a subsidiary of the World Bank Group involved in financing the private sector.

This program, which is supposed to last four years aims at expanding coverage in potable water supply through domestic connections in urban areas. The main target is the underprivileged population, especially the poor households living on less than 1 dollar per day per person. The plan is to provide 250 000 people with drinking water by subsidizing 50 000 connections.

The eligibility criteria during the first two years of the project are limited to new connections for domestic use of diameter less than or equal to 20mm and of length not exceeding 25 metres in urbanized areas and 50 metres in non-urbanized areas or the periphery thereof. Connections of this type installed in housing estates served by private extensions are not eligible.

People who are interested in these promotional connections are invited to call at CDE Sectors or Centres