The United Republic of Tanzania

MoWI hosts Consultative Workshop on the Strategic Plan for ZAMCOM

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Ministry of Water and Irrigation hosted the Country Consultative Workshop on the Strategic Plan for the Zambezi Watercourse held at the ministry’s Dar es Salaam offices at the end of the week. This was the 2nd NASC Stakeholders Consultation Workshop aimed at giving up updates on the implementation of the strategic plan for Zambezi Watercourse Project (ZSP). The purpose of this workshop was, since the project to prepare the strategic plan for Zambezi Watercourse has completed Phase I, it needed to consult further with the national stakeholders on key issues in Phase II particularly with respect to the Basin Development Scenarios from Tanzania in particular. The workshop involved representatives from Ministry of Water and Irrigation and sectoral ministries and ZAMCOM Secretariat representive, Leonissah Mujoma from Zimbabwe. The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) is a river basin organization set up by countries that share the Zambezi River Basin, as stipulated in the 2004 ZAMCOM Agreement and in accordance with the revised SADC Protocol on Shared Watercourses of 2000. The Riparian States to the Zambezi River Basin are; Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

ZAMCOM’s objective is to promote the equitable and reasonable utilization of the water resources of the Zambezi Watercourse as well as the efficient management and sustainable development thereof.

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