Zimbabwe - Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project – Consolidation Works

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Mar 2019
Signature Date 25 Mar 2019
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 1,268,713.52
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is part of initiatives to improve water and sanitation services through humanitarian and emergency assistance implemented in Zimbabwe since 2009. The interventions resulting from this emergency aid are intended to solve the problem of the deterioration of the provision of services and the dilapidated infrastructure. The first emergency water supply and sanitation rehabilitation project (UWSSRP) was approved in April 2011 and completed in June 2015. This project has been implemented in six urban centers (Harare, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Masvingo, Kwekwe and Chegutu). Phase 2 of this project (UWSSRPII) was subsequently approved in 2013, to increase benefits and consolidate the achievements of the initial project through refocusing on network strengthening and sustained institutional support. During the execution of this phase, the focus was on Harare, Chitungwiza, Ruwa and Redcliff. The result of UWSSRP II was considered insufficient in some areas due to the lack of funds available for the implementation of additional activities that emerged during the implementation of the project. As a result, carrying out the consolidation work will put the project in a position to fully achieve its objectives in the local beneficiary communities identified. This consolidation works is comprised of three components: (i) Rehabilitation of water supply and Sanitation infrastructure; (ii) Institutional Capacity building and (iii) Project Management services. They will be implemented in five local communities, as follows: Chitungwiza, Chegutu, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to consolidate the gains of the UWSSRP project meant to resuscitate and regain the capacities of the water and wastewater treatment facilities, restoring and stabilizing service delivery through strengthening the networks and giving sustained institutional support in the Municipalities of Chitugwiza, Mutare, Masvingo, Kwekwe and Chegutu.


The beneficiaries are the authorities and populations of the targeted communities, namely: Chitugwiza, Mutare, Masvingo, Kwekwe and Chegutu.

Participating Organization

Zimbabwe Multi-donor Trust Fund
Ministry of Environment, Water and Clima


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZW-E00-009
Last Update 13 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name ALEOBUA Boniface Osimua Yakubu
Email b.aleobua@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Zimbabwe