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An assessment of the policy and legal framework necessary for the extension of water supply to informal settlements in Freetown

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posted on 04.10.2021, 08:34 authored by Miata Greywoode
Accessing water in Freetown’s informal settlement faces various challenges. This study conducted an assessment of the existing legal and policy framework that governs water supply to informal settlements in Freetown. Through the Literature review and analysis from the expert interviews and focus group discussions, the research found that there are areas within the legal, policy and strategy documents that must be addressed, to create the necessary framework for increasing access to water supply in these communities. Key recommendations from the findings includes: the Ministry of Water Resources in consultations with key stakeholders must develop a comprehensive water law; roles and responsibilities must be clarified, coordination and collaboration among sector stakeholders must be regularised for better planning and the Central and Local Government together with the Utility Company must improve on community engagement with these communities.



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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