Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Africa Water, Sanitation Jan -Feb 2014 Vol.10 No1 - Page 13

NEWS in brief the launch of the project development studies, including a feasibility study as well as a social and environmental impact assessment, and the provision of a transaction advisory service. The MoU sets out roles and responsibilities between the two countries in the organisation and implementation of the project. Global Highlights Global Temperatures Soar, UN says World Meteorological Organization’s analysis narrowly places 2014 as the hottest recorded since 1850, as global warming continues “The signing of the MoU marks the beginning of the realisation of an idea hatched in the 1970s to provide sustainable drinking water from Sogakope in Ghana to the residents of Lomé as well as the Ghanaian communities along the transboundary pipeline” said AWF coordinator Akissa Bahri. More than 4 million people in Togo and Ghana will benefit from access to improved drinking water when the preparation studies are completed and the project is executed. The AWF and ALSF grant will pave the way for the mobilisation of € 100 million from the private sector for ѡ