Nigeria: The Taraba state of Nigeria has decided to adopt geospatial technology to streamline its water supply system. Experts from Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will help the Nigerian state in learning, adopting and implementing a GIS-based supply system.
Recently, a 12-member Nigerian delegation led by Engineer Musa Buba Siam, General Manager for Water Supply Agency in Taraba state visited Uganda and Ghana as part of a study tour funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The tour, among other things, aimed at understanding more about water supply management. After visiting the headquarters of GWCL in Accra, the Nigerian officials decided to adopt a similar GIS-based system for improving the supply system in their state. The GWCL has an arrangement with the International Water Association to upgrade its training school. The Nigerian staff will be trained at GWCL training facilities.