Bambui Sanitation Assessment

Sanitation is a very serious problem in Bambui.
From data collected and in loco observation it was possible to conclude that it’s nearly non-existent. There is no sewage system nor wastewater treatment stations.

As a cause of this problem, hygiene practices are not complying with the basic WHO guidelines.

For example, it is still common practice for people to pee on the streets and open defecation is widely used. In the village, around 99% of the households use a sanitation technology that does not meet the MDG criteria of basic appropriate sanitation.

Furthermore, with the arrival of the Bamenda University, it is expected that seasonal population will increase by 10,000 people and there is an urgent need for sanitation to be considered in the construction of new facilities.


The Bambui sanitation assessment objective is the development of a sanitation strategy at the village level and implementation of suitable sanitation technologies. Use of local materials and labour force. Training of local technicians able to respond to sanitary needs in long-term.

Project Details

Head of Programme: Mariana Matoso
Project Team Leader: Teresa de Sousa
Project Assistant: Christopher Maughan
Sector Coordinator: Fornimoh Chrysanthus
Volunteers: Fernando Matoso, Anthony, Amungwafor Atibatim Aloysius & Valentine Angafor
Applicant: Bambui Village Sanitation Committee
Local Partners: Bambui Water Authority & Bambui Cultural and Development Association
Other partners: Engineers Without Borders UK
Estimated Cost: £ 6,550
Community Funds: £650
Other Funds: Reignite Action for Development
Progress: Baseline study, completed
Timeline: 2014

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