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3rd Programme Steering Committee for Water for Growth held

Kigali, 19th July 2016: The third meeting for the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) for Water for Growth Rwanda was held to discuss progress made and future plans for the programme.

Chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Fatina Mukarubibi the high level meeting was attended by all members and key partners in the water sector.

In her opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary noted that PSC meetings are very important because they track progress of what was agreed upon in previous meetings and that it is an important platform to agree on future plans for the programme.

“I would like to highlight that we have a problem of drought in the Eastern province yet this province has a lot of water. Together we can agree on how to address this issue for the benefit of our population,” the Permanent Secretary said.

The Co-chair of the PSC, Jan Vlaar who is also the Water Sector Coordinator and First Secretary in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands also added that previous PSC meetings have approved a lot of plans and that this is another opportunity to gauge progress and implement better.

The meeting discussed progress on the five components of the programme as well as the work plan and budgets.

PSC meetings are held every six months.

The Water for Growth Rwanda programme is a four-year initiative that was established to promote effective management of water resources in Rwanda. It is a joint Rwanda-Netherlands initiative led by the RNRA Integrated Water Management Department with the support of the Dutch-funded IWRM Programme Rwanda.

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