S4 student shot dead


Water shortage has hit Kabale Town following the breakdown of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) pump at Lake Bunyonyi last Thursday.

Majority residents are drawing water from streams and springs in the outskirts of the town. Vendors sell a 20-litre jerrycan of water at between Shs1,000 and Shs1,500.

NWSC is the main supplier of clean water to the population of about 40,000 people in Kabale Town. The NWSC Kabale branch manager, Mr Daniel Munyaneza, said on Monday they were working hard to fix the pump.

“We have already secured a new water pump and a standby generator at our pumping station on Lake Bunyonyi so that we can solve the issue of water crisis. We have not been able to pump water for the last three days because of pump break down and unstable power due to unpredictable load shedding,” Mr Munyaneza said.

Mr Ronald Tiboruhanga, a cyclist said water shortage has been a blessing because he earns at least Shs60,000 per day from sale of water he fetches from the protected water springs in the out skirts of the town. “I fetch about 40 jerry-cans of 20 litres each from the nearby protected springs and sell each at Shs1,500. If the crisis is not solved, we shall raise the cost to Shs2,000 because the competition at the protected water spring has increased since it is the only alternative,” Mr Tiboruhanga said.

Mr David Tibemanya, the senior administrator at Kabale Referral Hospital, said that they are fetching water using jerrycans and the hospital vehicles to keep the health facility running.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor

Leave a Reply


Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]

African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood

Nigerian actress Olajumoke Bello Aruwajoye had an “out-of-body” experience when she arrived in Hollywood. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing, it’s exciting for me because I never thought I would be here,” she said. Aruwajoye is one of a small handful of entertainment professionals from Africa who got a chance to come to Los Angeles for three […]