KIGALI, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda has embarked on strategies aimed to achieve universal access to clean, safe water and sanitation across the country by 2024, said Patricie Uwase, permanent secretary of the ministry of infrastructure on Tuesday.
"Clean, accessible water and sanitation for all Rwandan citizens is one of the government's priorities in the next few years," Uwase told the opening of the Water Africa and East Africa Building and Construction 2018 conference in Rwandan capital Kigali.
Majority Rwandan citizens, most especially children, are suffering from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene, she said.
To improve sanitation and access to clean water, Rwanda is looking at increasing investments in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on local levels across the country, she added.
According to her, Rwanda aims to increase daily production of clean water to 303,120 cubic meters by 2024, from 182,120 available today.