73,000 to benefit from WaterAid, PepsiCo WASH project
- Environ News Nigeria
WaterAid Nigeria says that its Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) improvement project will benefit about 173,000 people living in Ikorodu North, Ojodu and Ikotun Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State.
Evelyn Mere, Country Director, WaterAid Nigeria, said this on Friday, November 4, 2022, in Lagos while delivering a keynote speech at the official unveiling of the WASH improvement project in the state.
The project is being executed by WaterAid in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources with the support of PepsiCo Foundation and the leadership of the LCDAs.
“It seeks to improve the lives of about 173,000 people, including men, women, and children with sustainable access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene.
“These cut across five communities in select rural and peri-urban communities in Lagos State.
“The project will also focus on rehabilitating selected water scheme sand providing inclusive sanitation facilities located within public places such as markets, schools and healthcare centres,” Mere said.
“It also aligns with PepsiCo’s goal of strengthening WASH access in communities near PepsiCo operations.
“The project also clearly reflects WaterAid strategic aim of universal access to WASH, which underlines why we are focusing on LCDAs where we already have ongoing interventions,” Mere said.
The WASH Improvement project will be executed at a cost of $1 million grant from PepsiCo Foundation.