Evaluation of Water and Sanitation interventions within LAMP 1995 - 2007
The Land Management Programme (LAMP) has been ongoing in Tanzania since 1992. Initiated in Babati and expanded into the districts of Singida, Simanjiro and Kiteto 1996. The main focus of the programme has been Management of Natural Resources, how to use them more effectively and how to get people to adopt new approaches and practise in order to improve their livelihood.
The water sector was not part of the first phase of LAMP, but has since become one of the major activities in the programme and it includes all from planning, construction rehabilitation to management of water schemes and sanitation facilities. Up to 2006 a good number of piped and gravity water schemes and rainwater harvesting projects had been implemented.
The district councils implementing LAMP water and sanitation activities felt the need to strengthening the management system of water schemes by assisting communities to establish legal entities which could effectively manage and maintain their community based water supply schemes in a sustainable manner stipulated in the 2002 water policy. This was initiated though a planning workshop in September 2006 where an overall action plan was prepared.