Lusaka - Zambia

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Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. Situated in the central part of Zambia on the Central African Plateau it is one of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa. Lusaka is both the political and economic centre of Zambia. The total population is estimated to be 2,526,102 in 2018. Around 70% of Lusaka’s population lives in so-called peri-urban areas (PUAs), which are characterized by lack of adequate housing, infrastructure and services. Most people in Lusaka (82% of the residents) rely on on-site sanitation systems. The sewer network covers only about 14% of the population, while open defecation is practiced by 4% of the population. It is estimated that only 17% of the excreta in Lusaka is managed safely, with 83% being unsafely managed. This SFD report was prepared by GFA Consulting GmbH and commissioned by GIZ GmbH.

  • Prepared by: GFA
  • Last update: 09/11/2020