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
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.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc