World Water Day: Africans expect governments to do a better job of ensuring safe water and sanitation, survey finds


Almost half of Africans go without enough clean water for home use, and a majority have to leave their compounds in order to access water, according to new findings from Afrobarometer.

Released on World Water Day (March 22), the survey findings give voice to citizens who call on their governments to do a better job of ensuring access to water and sanitation. Public ratings of government performance in providing water and sanitation services have worsened over the past decade: A majority say their government is doing “fairly” or “very” badly.

The new report is based on nearly 54,000 interviews in 36 African countries in 2014/2015.

Follow this link for the full report: Lack of safe water, sanitation spurs growing dissatisfaction with government performance.

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