Swaziland - Ezulwini Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Jun 2014
Signature Date 25 Nov 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 16,641,958.88
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Ezulwini Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Services Delivery Project (ESWSSDP) seeks to spur growth in the area which is currently constrained mainly by lack of reliable water supply and sanitation services. Ezulwini is the fastest expanding and developing town in Swaziland. Some planned further developments include tourism facilities, conference centre, high class residential areas, schools, and health centers, etc. However, lack of adequate and sustainable water supply and sanitation services in the area is a major constraint and is undermining the planned growth. The project will address both the urgent need of additional water supply and sanitation services, and therefore protect the ground water resources from pollution thereby providing a healthy environment for the population. It is based on development of more reliable and sustainable water sources in the area and promotion of more environmentally friendly solutions for sanitation. While sewerage system will be developed in the urban area, those in peri-urban and adjacent rural areas will be equipped with appropriate knowledge to provide for their own improved sanitation facilities. The total cost of the project is estimated as UA 17.604 million (SZL 304.65 million). It will be implemented over a period of four years.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the proposed Project is to support the development of the Ezulwini Municipality by addressing the constraints related to water and sanitation service provision and improving the health and livelihood of the residents of the Ezulwini and surrounding areas. The specific Project objective is to meet the potable water requirements and improve environmental health through sewerage services and promotion of improved sanitation within the area of coverage. The project will also support Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC) to strengthen its policy and implementation of crosscutting issues including gender mainstreaming as part of the utility’s Corporate Social Responsibility.


The principal beneficiaries of the project are the entire population within the supply area currently estimated to be 26,000 (of which 52% are women) and projected to reach 50,000 in 2030. The Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC) the authority responsible for the services, will also benefit from the project.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Swaziland Water Services Corporation


IATI identifier 46002-P-SZ-E00-005
Last Update 20 Mar 2020


Contact Details

Name ASSEFAW Mecuria
Email m.assefaw@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Eswatini
Coordinates Location Name
-26.4 31.16667 Ezulwini
-26.3948589918 31.1007502054 Luphohlo Dam