The Lowlands Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (LRWSSP) being implemented in the districts of Berea and Maseru, is linked to the implementation of the long-term water and sanitation strategy. The strategy was developed to provide direction and guide the water sector activities in the period from April 2014 to March 2020 and provide an outline country programme (Water Sector programme) for the period from 2020 to 2030
The objective of the assignment is to fast track implementation of the Long-term water supply and sanitation strategy through identification and remedy of capacity bottlenecks that need to be addressed in order to ensure effective and efficient implementation of its strategic aims with emphasis on the Department of Rural Water Supply (DRWS) key focus areas.
The specific objective of the assignment is to build capacity of Local Councils to function as Water Service Authorities, (WSA), and other structures such as Water Service Providers (WSP), who would function as water service providers under the (WSA), and strengthen DRWS to be able to support these structures on the management and operations of water supply systems.
In particular, the assignment identified and developed appropriate tools, guidelines and procedures to capacitate the councils and leadership structures to enable them to function as Water Service Authorities (WSA) and also other structures such as Water Service Providers (WSP) on the desired management and operation of water supply systems.