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Kiryandongo District together with Ministry of Water and Environment have handed over sites for the construction of solar piped water systems and sanitation facilities in Mutunda,Gaspa and Nyakabaale rural growth centres. The sites were handed over to Summit Projects Limited a company which was contracted at a sum of 13.7 billion shillings.

The projects handed over are being funded by Government of Uganda with support from World bank under the Integrated Water Management and Development Project and the construction is expected to be complete in the next 15 months.

Martin Jacan Gwokto the CAO Kiryandongo was pleased with the commencement of construction works and informed the community that the delay was caused by the assessment for compensation of the Project Affected Persons during land acquisition. He added that the piped water system will help in improving the District’s safe water coverage from the current 76% and also improve the household incomes by reducing expenses on waterborne diseases.

Gwokto also called upon the contractor to deliver the project timely without compromising quality.

Edith Aliguma Adyeri the District chairman decried the unstable water supply by National Water and Sewerage Corporation which has made people to resort to contaminated water sources like shadoofs in Bweyale town council.

Aliguma called upon the contractor to ensure that all public institutions such as schools and health facilities along the water lines are connected and supplied.

Thursday, September 14, 2023