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The Cape Verdian government has approved the creation of two new water and sanitation bodies: the national water and sanitation council CNAS and the national water and sanitation agency ANAS. The reform of the water and sanitation sector is being supported by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) through its US$ 41.1 million WASH Project.

 

The Cape Verdian government has approved the creation of two new water and sanitation bodies. On 30 July 2013, parliament passed a bill for the establishment of the national water and sanitation council CNAS (Conselho Nacional de Água e Saneamento), and the following day it agreed to set up the national water  and sanitation agency ANAS (Agência Nacional de Água e Saneamento).

Cape Verde WASH Institutional Model. Source: MCC, p. 9

The reform of the Cape Verdian water and sanitation sector is being supported by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  In February 2012 the MCC signed a second five-year compact with the government of Cape Verde, which focuses on reforming the water and sanitation sector and the land management sector.

The aim of the US$ 41.1 million Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (WASH Project) of the MCC  Cape Verde Compact II is to improve sector performance by:

  •  reforming national policy and regulatory institutions (National Institutional and Regulatory Reform Activity)
  • transforming inefficient utilities into independent corporate entities operating on a commercial basis (Utility Reform Activity), and
  • improving the quality and reach of water and sanitation infrastructure (Infrastructure Grant Facility)

According to AfriqueJet news, the national water and sanitation council CNAS is comprised of the following members:

  •  a government member responsible for the water and sanitation sector
  • representatives of members of the executive body responsible for Finance, Planning, Agriculture, Energy, Economy, Sea, Health, Infrastructure and Local authorities.
  •  the chairman of the national water and sanitation agency ANAS
  • the national association of city councils in Cape Verde
  • the Chambers of Commerce and Services
  • the Platform of non-governmental organizations
  • associations linked to the problems of social integration and gender equality
  • the consumers association
  • the Chamber of Tourism

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