Joseph Bogere, a resident of the Lwankuba zone in Busiika town, says that he was among the first residents to extend piped water services to his home. He, however, says that a year later the taps only supply water less than two days a week.
Bukiibi village Chairman Pontian Katumba says that the problem has not only affected the access to water for use, but it has now threatened the sexual health of the girls who are not going to school due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown of schools.
According to the circular dated March 31, the Water Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi advised all Chief Administrative Officers, to let all planned activities within the water department and focus on ensuring that the population in their respective areas access clean water.
The Kyegegwa District Water Engineer, Christopher Katusabe, says safe water coverage in the district stands at 30 per cent with most residents still walking a distance of up to 10 kilometers in search of water.