Govt launches Shs1 billion water project


The Ministry of Water and Environment on Wednesday commissioned a Shs1.4 billion water project in Purongo Sub-county, Nwoya District.

The project is being implemented through Water and Sanitation Development Facility-North, a service delivery and funding mechanism for water supply and sanitation investments in small towns and rural growth centres in northern Uganda.

The system has two underground water sources, 13.3 km of pipe network, 100 cubic metre capacity reservoir tank, and 205 service connections.

Speaking at the launch, Mr George Alito, the area water facility manager, said the project is aimed at providing safe and clean water to small towns in the north.

“We are now encouraging locals to extend water into their homes and those that have not been connected by the project will be connected by the scheme operators in the due course,” Mr Alito said.

He added that two water kiosks have also been put in place in line with the pro-poor strategy.
Purongo Sub-county chief Esther Alimo said the water facility will help residents who have been trekking for long distance in search for clean and safe water.

She added that the water will also boost revenue for the sub-county which she said is only at Shs500 million annually.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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