The Importance of communication in the process of management of drinking water distribution systems by local authorities in Burkina Faso: Case of the direct management of AEPS in the Commune of Dapélogo, province of Oubritenga , Region of Central Plateau.



This study focused on the problem of the conjunction of the actions of the various actors involved in the management of simplified drinking water supply systems (AEPS) in Burkina Faso. By emphasizing the specific case of the Municipality of Dapélogo, in the province of Oubritenga, this study aims to show that the establishment of water management and sanitation mechanisms contributes to the use of a system of very effective communication tools which can contribute to making the various actors more effective in the execution of the missions of development of the service of the drinking water in the various Communes which are entrusted to them. From the results of this study, we mainly note that the clear definition of the roles and responsibilities of each actor, the absence of formal communication or management tools and the administrative burden are the main problems that negatively impact the effective management of the systems (AEPS) managed directly in Burkina Faso. Solutions ranging from the implementation of communication tools to the proposal of a financial management guide have been proposed to deal with the problem of this study.

Keywords: Communication, Behavior Change, Drinking water, Dapélogo, management, direct control, Development.

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/101-08

Publication date: July 30th 2022

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