Phillip Lotee, the in Charge of Loputuk Health Centre III, says cholera cases in the district have hit the 100 mark. On Sunday, 18 new cases were admitted to the facility increasing the number to 102 cases. Of these, 67 have been discharged and 33 are still on admission.
The nonfunctional boreholes are in the sub counties of Kichwamba, Busoro, Karambi, Harugongo and parts of Fort Portal Municipality. Communities are forced to trek long distances in search for water or even draw water from unsafe sources often shared with animals.
Rural areas in Kabarole district have not had access to safe and clean water for two years, despite huge sums of money allocated to the water sector. In an audit report released by Kabarole District Public Accounts Committee, more than 1.6 billion shillings allocated to the water sector for the two financial years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013, was diverted to other sectors or mismanaged, depriving communities of clean water.
Gulu Municipal Council offices are deserted due to a horrid smell coming from the lavatories. The offices have been without water for the past three weeks after National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC disconnected it.
The high population growth rate is affecting the efforts put up by Mbale district in trying to achieve the national development plan of providing safe affordable drinking water to the poor in both urban and rural areas.