Community water project benefit 4,500 people in Lemi Kura sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


AAWSA, Lemi Kura Branch – 4,500 people from Jarso village under Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA), Lemi Kura Branch gained access to basic water supply following VEI’s financial support.

VEI, in partnership with AAWSA and the local authorities, and water management committees from participating village, have completed a water projects in Jarso village of Lemi Kura Branch. The project have been generously funded by VEI Management. Village leaders and representatives from the local administration took ownership of the established community water services at a handover ceremony held on 13 of February, 2022 in Jarso Village.

The Chief Executive/Deputy Mayor and Officers from Lemi Kura administration, AAWAS GM and her management team and, Lemi Kura Branch Manager; attended the event. The Chief Executive of Lemi Kura Sub City, Miss Melake said: “The success of this project, which has been hugely beneficial to the communities, is due to the enthusiastic collaboration of all related stakeholders in their respective roles and responsibilities. I believe this kind of collaboration lays the ground for similarly successful future projects.”

Speaking at the handover, VEI representative said: “Clean water is essential for basic living. VEI is honored to have played a role in bringing water solutions in Jarso village. We are heartened to see strong collaboration between local governments, AAWSA and the village leaders in establishing sustainable clean water services for at-risk communities. Our presence here reflects our commitment to engaging and empowering local actors in Ethiopia to improve the health and well-being of children and communities through universal access to safe water and sanitation.”

Across 10 towns in Ethiopia including the city of Addis Ababa, VEI will support utilities in finding cost-effective solutions for sustaining and scaling water and sanitation services, and safe hygiene behaviour, to improve the health and well-being of low income, disadvantaged and at-risk communities.