The DFID sponsored WASH Facility Sierra Leone managed by Adam Smith International (ASI) has invested into management support of the Ministry of Water Resources and its implementing institutions GUMA Water Company and SALWACO targeting the revision of policies and regulations. In addition the WASH Facility has supported technically and financially two pilot projects on self-supply acceleration implemented by the two INGOs Welthungerhilfe and Water Aid. Both projects have started in July 2012 with a time frame of 20 months and come to an end February 28, 2014.… Read More

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Sierra Leone has at present few drivers but several barriers to accelerating Self Supply. At the same time, the many small communities and plentiful availability of water are ideal conditions for it, and ones in which it is extremely difficult to provide cost effective and sustainable supplies using existing community supply strategies. It can therefore provide an essential element of coverage for marginal communities and help invigorate the rural economy, but it will take time to reach its full potential. There are considerable opportunities and challenges to the potential acceleration of self-supply in Pujehun and Kenema districts.… Read More

This report from WaterAid looks in depth at the sanitation and water sector in five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda. It analyses key characteristics of the sectors, recognises past successes, and identifies new challenges across the continent. It calls for renewed action from Africa’s leaders.… Read More

This manual is designed to be a guide for field staff working on self supply. Though practiced in Sierra Leone, self supply has not received the official policy support and attention in order to complement other forms of community water supply systems. It has now been recognized that incremental improvements to water sources through user investments has a huge potential to increase access to safe drinking water in the country.… Read More