Uganda and Japan have completed a solar powered piped water system to supply clean water to over 6,000 people in a parish in the north eastern district of Kotido.
The project, which cost over Shs 600m or $230,000, was implemented by Uganda’s ministry of Water and Environment and the Kotido district local government to provide safe drinking water to a primary school, secondary school, health centre, trading centre and the surrounding community in Kinawat parish, south west of Kotido town.
“Access to safe water is very important particularly in Karamoja, where water is scarce,” said the deputy Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Yutaka Nakamura, during the launch of the Japanese-funded project. Under the project, two boreholes, with submersible pumps to collectively discharge 7,500 litres per hour were constructed. A pump house, 42 solar panels and a back-up generator were installed.
Source : The Observer