The present intervention concerns the Nigeria Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply & Sanitation Project. It aims to improve the sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the residents of Akure City and its environs. The project is directly part of the Pillar I of the Vision on "Guaranteeing the well-being and productivity of the people," which recognizes that "Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. The type of access, quantum of water supply and quality of sanitation facilities available determine the quality of life of the people and the potential for poverty alleviation". It will contribute to the wellbeing and productivity of residents of Akure City and its environs with the expected outcomes of: a) Increased coverage and service level of water supply and public sanitation in Akure city and its environs; b) Improved service delivery and commercial viability of Ondo State Water Corporation (ODWC); c) Improved personal hygienic and environmental practices in Akure city and its environs; d) Improved support provided by the FMWR to reform Urban WSS service provision in the States towards meeting the National WASH targets. The project components are (i) Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure; (ii) Institutional development and capacity building and (iii) Project management.
The project has the following objectives: (i) Provide sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the residents of Akure City and environs (which cover Ondo City and satellite towns of Idanre, IgbaraOke, Ilara Mokin, Ibule-Soro and Ipogun); (ii) Establish institutional & organizational arrangements for sustainability of the water and sanitation services; and (iii) Strengthen Federal Government's capacity to facilitate urban Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) reform and performance improvements across the country.
The main project beneficiaries in Akure and environs are the 1.3 million residents (48% female) expected to live in the project area (the current population is 0.7 million) who will benefit from improved water services and sanitary conditions. The beneficiaries will be involved in the project through customer outreach activities and capacity building initiatives.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.