Strengthened systems for sustainable WASH delivery

Musa Bara
WaterAid/Rachel Ogunlana

Musa Bara is the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Unit Coordinator for Kirfi Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi State. He shares his excitement on the District Investment Plan and what this means for Kirfi.

“I have never heard about or developed a District Investment Plan in my 20 years of work until we started implementing the Strengthening Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Delivery Systems (SWADS) project.

“I am really happy that our skills and capacities have been built by WaterAid on this. Now, we can identify specific things we must do to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It is really an eye opener and with this plan, we will be able to make clean water, sanitation and hygiene services available and sustainable in Kirfi and Bauchi State at large.”

WaterAid is working with the Government to strengthen the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to deliver equitable and sustainable WASH services while demonstrating models and best practices in Kirfi Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi State. Adopting the District Wide Approach (DWA), WaterAid is empowering districts to manage resources and build functional systems, mechanisms, and capacities required to deliver sustainable WASH access. Relevant institutions responsible for WASH delivery are supported to demonstrate leadership in coordination, planning, financing and skills development towards improving access to WASH while adopting WaterAid’s best practices.

This is being executed under the Strengthening WASH Delivery Systems (SWADS) project and funded by the HongKong Shangahai Corporation Banck (HSCBC) to ensure WASH systems are strengthened, citizens rights to water and sanitation are recognised, sanitation businesses are empowered and improved hygiene practices in communities are prioritised.