In an effort to improve sanitation, the government has secured N$1.8 billion from the African Development Bank to address bulk and rural water supply needs in Namibia, the New Era newspaper reports. Namibia has the lowest levels of sanitation coverage in southern Africa, with only 34% of the country’s population having access to improved sanitation facilities. That percentage drops to 14% in the country’s rural areas. According to the most recent Namibian Population and Housing Census report, 80% of households have access to clean water, but only 60% of the rural populations have access to clean water.