Failure of water privatisation in Tanzania

10 March 2010
Multi-media

After the failure of water privatisation in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam water services have been reclaimed back in to public hands.

Interview with Mussa Billegeya by Jeff Conant.

Mussa Billegeya participated in the Reclaiming Public Water global strategy meeting (1-3 February 2010) in Brussels. He tells us about the failure of privatisation in the capital city Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and the current situation in Dar es Salaam since water services have been back in public hands. Mussa Billegeya, Tanzania Association of NGOS (TANGO) and member of African Water Network TANGO is the Association of NGOs in Tanzania. The organisation began working on water issues in late 1990's and led the first struggle against privatization of Water Services in Dar es Salaam City. TANGO later joined hands with others CSOs and the Government in the two lawsuits against Biwater. Tanzania won all the cases. The campaign on right to water goes on.