Signing of Water and Sanitation Compact offers hope to Liberians
Mar 20, 2012
WaterAid has welcomed the commitment made by the President of Liberia, to increase investment to help the 1.2 million Liberians without access to safe drinking water and 3.5 million who lack adequate sanitation. The President, President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who is an international water and sanitation ambassador, made the commitment by signing the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Compact at a ceremony last month in Monrovia, Liberia.
- Put in place a budget structure that has separate lines for water, sanitation and hygiene education so that allocations and expenditure can be monitored
- Undertake a detailed investment plan
- Appoint a National Water Resources and Sanitation Board to oversee the implementation of the Compact
- Mainstream water, sanitation and hygiene in the education system
- Ensure community-led approaches to sanitation and hygiene promotion
- Ensure equitable access to services across all of Liberia’s communities
- To increase political prioritisation, resource mobilisation and aid effectiveness
- To work together to improve the targeting of resources to ensure more gets to low-income countries and the poorest communities
- To set up a new funding mechanism to better support the poorest countries with the weakest capacities to develop national plans
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