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Acute Water Crisis Hits Kotido

A business woman, who identified herself as Albina, says they are finding it difficult to even get water to bath their children when they are going to school.
Residents wait for watr in Kotido town on Word Water Day- March 22, 2016

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An acute water crisis has hit Kotido town council in Kotido district. The town council has gone without stable water supply for the last six months following the breakdown of the generator that powers the water plant.

 

 

The water crisis has pushed water vendors into brisk business. A 20 liter Jerican of water now goes for between Shillings 1,000 to 2,000. Residents fear that the water crisis could trigger a serious disease outbreak as some residents now stay for days without water.

 

A business woman, who identified herself as Albina, says they are finding it difficult to even get water to bath their children when they are going to school.

 

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 Another, woman Joyce Nambuya, says the water crisis is real.

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Maxwell Ariko, the acting Town Clerk Kotido, says supply will be restored soon. Paul Okedi, the Kotido District Water Officer, says the power fault is being handled. He says the water crisis has reached an alarming level forcing most families to seek water in dry rivers.

 

On Tuesday, the World celebrated the water day under the theme, “Water and Jobs” with the aims of raising standards on how clean water can change the lives of workers, and even transform entire societies and economies. 

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