It also occurs to me that the reason we have rarely, if ever, emulated the LHWP
experience is because the planning and pricing is too inadequate and unrealistic on the employer's and contractor's side of the equation.
Set within a highly patriarchal society, the LHWP
has also created a springboard for female empowerment.
Converting the PS4bn, reportedly, extra money that Mrs May put on the table for the whole of Africa into US$, the American National Public Radio calculates it to be US$5.1 billion: in other words, aside from any fluctuation over time, what the UK is so "generously" offering the African continent is only US$ 1.5 billion more than Phase 1 of the LHWP
cost: even then it is reported to be funded out of the aid budget.
The multipurpose LHWP
project included the construction of two high dams, 72 MW hydropower, 82 kilometers long tunnels, roadways etc.
By 2007, National Program for Family Planning and Primary Health Care or LHWP
was successfully extending basic health coverage to over half of the population of the country including 60% to 70 % of the rural population.
The World Bank has been greatly criticized for its initial refusal to investigate MNCs involved in the LHWP
, (13) and commentators have thus far used the LHWP
scandal to demonstrate the weaknesses in both the borrowing government and World Bank approaches to corruption punishment and deterrence.
Development policies, such as those associated with the LHWP
, might "link the two directly in women's lives" (Nnaemeka & Ezeilo, 2005: 9).
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP
) is the world's largest water transfer operation, taking water from the "Mountain Kingdom" to South Africa.
Prominent among these were the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP
) and the Bujagali Falls dam in Uganda.
It now seems unlikely that the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP
) will proceed beyond the first phase.
(1) This contribution reviews the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP
) as a case study in the international politics of dams and dam building.