Dr. Fred Lwasampijja, the Mityana District Health Officer, says the intake of some metals like iron might not be dangerous in the short run, but it has long term effects on some body organs like the liver, kidney and stomach among others.
Joseph Luzige, the Mityana District Chairperson, says that on the day of launching the project, an order was issued from the Police Lands Protection Unit at Kibuli directing the area police commanders to halt any activity on the land.
The entire village lacked a water source forcing residents to share dirty water sources with animals, putting their lives at risk. The residents also walked for more than 5 kilometres in search for clean and safe water sources.
In Katikamu sub county, the LC 3 Chairperson Sam Sserunjogi explains that atleast 50 boreholes are currently non functional after communities over stressed them.Sserunjogi adds that only 35 boreholes are currently working but only 12 boreholes can produce safe water.
Kyegegwa district is on the spot for levying water fees on communities in rural areas. In February, the district council passed a resolution to have all rural communities pay money to access water from water sources that were constructed by the district water department.
Water scarcity has continued to hit several parts of Mayuge as boreholes break down, springs and wetlands dry up causing a drastic reduction in the water levels.The Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimates that up to 11 million Ugandans lack access to clean water.