Angolan government to set up provincial water companies

22 March 2013

The Angolan government in the next few months plans to set up eight provincial water companies that will supply water and service maintenance, as part of the National Water Plan, the minister for Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges said Thursday in Lubango.

During his visit to the city the minister said that the companies, one of which will be set up in Huíla province, would improve control and inspection of water management.

“We urgently need to organise this sector, and for that reason the creation of provincial water companies was recently approved, with a view to economic sustainability,” noted the minister.

According to Baptista Borges, the services involved in supplying water have costs and there is therefore a need to make users pay based on the water they consume.

Baptista Borges did not reveal how much would be spent on the project, but noted that the World Bank would provide some of the funding. (macauhub)