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Amuru Sub County Gets UGX 80M Piped Water Project

Tanks with a capacity of 60,000 litres of water will be installed in Amuru trading Centre to supply water to households, public institutions and business entities in the neighbouring communities.
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Amuru Sub County in Amuru district is to benefit from an eighty million shillings clean water project.

The works will be undertaken by the Ministry of Water and Environment under the Umbrella of Water and Sanitation North.

Water tanks with a storage capacity of 60,000 litres will be installed in Amuru trading Centre to supply water to households, public institutions and business entities in the neighbouring communities.   

Residents will be required to pay 52,000 shillings to the ministry for installation of water pipes and meters.   

David Ocira, the Amuru Sub County Chairperson says that the Sub County last year requested the Ministry to increase water coverage to over 4,000 people at the trading Centre and three schools who are only getting clean water from three boreholes.  

Ocira says the Sub County together with technical people from ministry of water have conducted assessment of the area and constituted a committee that will oversee the project works.   

Brenda Akao, the Ministry of Water Spokesperson for Northern Region says that the ministry has already done surveys of the project site for its design and is currently conducting community engagement.   

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The Ministry will use solar power to pump the water to ensure consistent supplies. A similar project has been abandoned by most users in Pabbo Town Council over inconsistency resulting from power outages.