On 11 February 2022, the Latawama project team proceeded to the official launch of the sanitation works of the Uvira prison in collaboration with MONUSCO. Ceremonies were held with the deputy mayor of the city of Uvira. The Latawama project will equip the different common cells with toilets and proceed with the rehabilitation of the external toilets and the construction of new showers
During his working visit to Burundi, Jean Van Wetter, Director General of the Belgian Development Agency, Enabel visited, on 25 November 2021, the Lake Tanganyika Water Management project, jointly implemented by Enabel and the Tanganyika Lake Authority with funding from the European Union.
The Burundian Office for the Protection of the Environment, OBPE, and the laboratory of the sewage treatment plant of Buterere under the Burundian Office of Habitat, Urbanism, and Construction, OBUHA officially received the office equipment from the LATAWAMA project. The handing over of this equipment was carried out on Wednesday, August 04, 2021, in the presence of senior officers of these two institutions, such as the Director of Environment and Climate Change at OBPE, Ms. Renilde Ndayishimyiye, and the Director of Environment, Hygiene, and sanitation Mr. Cleophas Bizabishaka on behalf of OBUHA.
In the city of Kigoma, Tanzania, community-based organizations are one of the backbones of solid waste management operations. Besides, other actions in waste management have also been undertaken. Beneficiaries talked to the technical team. The feedback is heartening.
The Hydrobiology Research Centre of Uvira (CRH-Uvira), one of the partners of the EU-funded LATAWAMA project, implemented by Enabel and Lake Tanganyika Authority, is one of the four Lake Tanganyika Water Monitoring Network reference laboratories and will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water quality data from the northwest side of the Lake. Its rehabilitation and modernization begin in June 2021.