On the 8th of February 2012 a ceremony to launch the PAEPA MRU (Rural drinking water supply and sanitation) project was organised by SNV and FEICOM, the two principle partners for the implementation of the project. FEICOM is the technical and financial partner of decentralised government agencies; it associated SNV Cameroon to deliver the “software” (capacity development) for the project.
The Goal of the drinking water supply and sanitation project is to support Government efforts to increase access to drinking water and sanitation and strengthen the sector’s managerial capacity. It falls under implementation of the government’s 2008-2015 action plan whose ultimate goal is to raise rural drinking water and sanitation access rates to 80 % and 60% respectively.
The project covers four regions in Cameroon, namely the West, North West, South West and South regions. The main expected outputs are to (i)rehabilitate and construct 88 drinking water supply network (ii) construction of 285 six-compartment ventilated pit latrines in schools and health centers, 1,332 single-compartment ventilated pit latrines on private plots and gender-sensitive toilet complexes in the South and North-West Regions respectively.