Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (SOUWASA)-Verification visit

on 07 September 2020

The IFF OBA team, in cooperation with the representative from Ministry of Water (MOW) and the Ministry of Finance (MOFP), carried out a project verification visit to the Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (SOUWASA) from 31.08.2020 to 02.09.2020. The visit aimed at the verification of output targets which include (i) installation of water supply distribution pipelines, (ii) connection of 450 Nr metered new customers, (iii) replacement of at least 350 faulty water meters in the existing distribution area and (iv) a collection efficiency of at least 90% within the entire service area.  To date, a total of 522 new customers have been connected and 450 faulty meters have been replaced.

Based on the findings of the visit and SOUWASA’s final completion report, the Consultant will compile a comprehensive verification report that will be presented to the IFF Steering Committee for approval. The report will outline the eligible project expenditure that will determine the actual amount of the IFF Grant that shall be disbursed to SOUWASA’s commercial bank account.