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3,000 Residents in Gulu Hit By Water Shortage As Boreholes Break Down

The boreholes have been non-functional condition for seven months forcing residents to share water from streams with animals.

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More than 3,000 residents of Acut Omer village in Paicho Sub County, Gulu district are at risk of contracting water-borne disease after five boreholes broke down.

The boreholes have been non-functional for seven months forcing residents to share water from streams with animals.  

Christine Apio a resident of Gwik sub-village in Acut Omer village is worried that her family might contract typhoid as a result of using water for cooking and other domestic use.

 Pasca Acomo a resident of Amalac stream says she is now forced to walk for two and half kilometres to access borehole water. 

According to Acomo, she has now resorted to fetching borehole water twice a month to try and manage the risk of acquiring any water-borne diseases.

Santo Kilama the area LCI Chairperson says, he has made several requests to the Sub County Officials to repair the water sources, in vain.

  

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Patrick Kinyera, the Paicho LCV councillor says that they need approximately 6 million to repair the boreholes.    

Kinyera says he is going to approach the Chief Administrative Officer Gulu so that the funds are secured to repair the broken boreholes.

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