Zaria Water and Sanitation Expansion Project
- Reference: P-NG-E00-005
- Approval date: 08/02/2012
- Start date: 23/10/2013
- Appraisal Date: 08/08/2011
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: Kaduna State Water Board
- Location: Zaria City, Kaduna State
1Project design (components): The components of the project to be financed by the AfDB are as follows:
Component A - Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure: This component will involve:
(i) rehabilitation, extension and densification of water distribution networks,
(ii) installation of customer and bulk meters;
(iii) construction of improved sanitation facilities for schools, health centres, markets and other public places. The sanitation facilities at markets and motor parks will include biogas production contributing to Climate Change mitigation.
Component B - Institutional Support and Capacity Building: The component will include technical assistance to the water utility KSWB to:
(i) improve commercialisation of its operations,
(ii) build the technical capacity of KSWB staff,
(iii) introduce Private-Public Partnership models in water supply
(iv) enhance the management capacities for the public water points and support the Provision and implementation of a social connection revolving fund to promote access to water services by the poor and
(v) assist KSWB to develop Climate Change adaptation plans.
Component C - Sanitation, Hygiene Education and Environmental Awareness: This will include community sensitization, awareness raising, organization and training and capacity building to:
(ii) promote improved hygienic behavior, and encourage households investment in hygienic latrines and payment for of water services,
(iii) promote improved hygienic behavior among school children and
(iv) promote clean and hygienic environment and assist the project develop and.
Component D - Project Management: this will be responsible for timely delivery of all the proposed project's outputs within budget, based on up-to-date work and procurement plans.This component will involve:
(i) Project Management and Operations, and
(ii) Project Audit, Annual and Mid Term Reviews.
Project objectives are:
(i) To improve access to safe water supply by residents (51% female) of Zaria City and environs in the city of Zaria and its environs, from current levels of about 30% to 80% by 2015, through rehabilitation and extension of the existing infrastructure, and improve sanitation in schools, health centres and other public places like markets and motor parks (to 100%) by 2015,
(ii) To improve service provision and commercial viability Kaduna State Board, and
(iii) to improve personal hygienic practices among school pupils and residents
1Why the Bank Group should intervene: The Bank Group intervention is justified because the project addresses Pillar II of the RBCSP 2005-2009 extended to 2011, "stimulating non-oil growth through enhanced infrastructure and agricultural/rural development" - through increased water supply and sanitation services, thus contributing to the National Economic Empowerment Strategy (NEEDS') higher level objective of creating a more conducive environment for private sector activity. In addition, the project also supports Pillars I of the current RBCSP for Nigeria, as it will support the development of human capital through improved health condition of the population. The Bank Group's intervention is also justified because the project is consistent with the priorities of ADF-12 and the Bank's MTS 2008-2012, which has refocused on the promotion of poverty reduction through growth driven by investment in three basic operational priorities: infrastructure, governance and regional integration. The project is in line with the key priorities of the State Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (SEEDS) of Kaduna State, which emphasizes sustainable service delivery of water supply and sanitation as an important element towards achieving improved health and labour productivity in fighting poverty. The project is also in conformity with the National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy 2007. The Bank will also bring other experiences gained from supporting urban water and sanitation sector development in other States of Nigeria and other regional member countries.
2The current Water Supply system in Zaria was constructed in two phases in 1939 and 1975 with total capacity of 60,000 cubic meters per day. The systems are presently in a state of disrepair with a supply capacity of only 26,000 cubic meters per day providing access to safe water to less than 30% of the city's population.
3Based on feasibility studies, detailed designs and tender documents for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Water Supply System, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and Kaduna State Government (KSG) are financing the construction of multi purpose dam (for power generation, irrigation and water supply), raw water intake works and water treatment plant estimated at US$ 300 million. The construction of the dam is scheduled for completion in December 2011 and construction of the Water Treatment Plant is scheduled for completion in 2012. In October 2010, the Islamic Development Bank carried out an appraisal mission and will present to its Board for approval the financing of the water transmission system in October 2011
"Water supply: 960.000 residents (51% female); "Sanitation- The sanitation facilities at schools benefiting 90,000 pupils will provide a hygienic environment (child friendly schools) especially for the girl child leading to better learning environment and the sanitation facilities at public places will be of direct benefit to all residents, 450,000 residents with improved sanitation facilities (51% female) "Kaduna State Water Board and the Local Councils in Zaria and its environs the water utility Kaduna State Water Board and Municipal Councils will benefit from improved capacity to deliver better services. "The capacity building component will also benefit civil society and small-scale service providers of water and sanitation services (management of kiosk and public sanitation facilities), mainly targeting women groups; "Water and Sanitation Sector Staff.
MUGOYA Tom Robert - RDNG