Africa Water Programme to get US Boost

Coca-Cola and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will make a joint investment of $12.7m to tackle water scarcity in Sub-Saharan Africa under their global partnership.

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) will support eight new programmes in Angola, Burundi, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, spanning three years.

WADA focuses on watershed management, water supply and sanitation, hygiene promotion and productive water use, the company said.

USAID and Coca-Cola have committed $28.1m since 2005 to support 32 projects in 22 countries worldwide.

Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company while USAID is an independent federal government agency.