TANZANIA: EACOP Signs Contract with UWASA

EACOP has signed a contract with the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (UWASA) in Tanga region to construct a waterline (22.3km x 300mm dia.) from MOWE treatment plant located in Ndumi village to the EACOP terminal.

The signing ceremony was held yesterday 25TH Aug 2022 and was witnessed by the Minister of Health Dr. Ummy Mwalimu.  EACOP was represented by the Terminal Project Leader Mr. Jerome Betat.

Earlier the EACOP project signed a Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Agreement with the Akie Community of Napilikunya in Manyara region, Tanzania in respect of their cultural and spiritual values. The signing of the FPIC Agreement was the cumulation of several years of engagements with Vulnerable Ethnic Groups Self-identifying as Indigenous Peoples affected by the EACOP Project. The signing event was officiated by the EACOP Tanzania General Manager Wendy Brown and witnessed by the Acting District Administrative Secretary (DAS) of Kiteto district Mr. Fadhili Alexander.

By using participatory approaches, EACOP’s team led by Social Lead Fatuma Mssumi and the communities developed a Vulnerable Ethnic Groups Self-Identifying as Indigenous Peoples Framework document which was signed in October 2021 by the Traditional Leaders and three Non-Governmental Organisations with experience of working with the respective communities: Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT), Pastoralists Indigenous Non-Governmental Organization’s Forum (PINGO’s forum) and Parakuiyo Pastoralists Indigenous Community Development Organisation (PAICODEO).

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