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The LATAWAMA project, funded by the European Union and implemented by Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency alongside the Lake Tanganyika Authority, is aware that to mitigate plastic pollution in the Lake Tanganyika basin, there will be no “one fix it all solution”.
However, the strategy to be deployed must be based on the circular economy’s spirit and principles and local communities participation.

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Managing effectively 100 kg of biomedical waste from Kigoma Maweni hospital constitutes a major challenge. The LATAWAMA project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Belgian Development Agency, ENABEL, alongside the Lake Tanganyika Authority, rehabilitated this infrastructure and guaranteed its maintenance for the next two years.

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Over the past several years, at least two hippopotamuses have been established in the Bujumbura wastewater treatment plant’s ponds, mainly in optional lagoons and maturation ponds.These lagoons provide an adequate habitat for this herbivore that grazes peacefully on the ponds’ banks and edges. Hippos are not the only ones who have established themselves in the treatment basins.