Kamenya and Kiteza villages in Kawolo sub-county, Buikwe district are excited
about receiving 10 new boreholes to enable them to access clean and safe water.
were drilled by A Future for Orphans Uganda organization and are spread sub-counties
of Kawolo, Njeru, and Nkokonjeru. The sub-counties lacked water sources forcing
residents to share dirty water sources with animals, putting their lives at
risk. The residents also walked for more than 5 kilometers in search of clean
and safe water sources.
says that the only well in the village was contaminated which caused outbreaks
of diseases in their homes. She expressed excitement over the donation and said
that the boreholes will enhance access to clean water as well as save time for
women to do other domestic chores.
“We are sharing the same water source with our animals. This has contaminated
the water hence constant sicknesses in our homes,” she says.
Sarah Nakimuli another beneficiary from Kiteza village, says that the boreholes
will help reduce cases of fights among women and also minimize cases of
waterborne diseases since they now have a clean and safe source of water.
“Tusima ekyo mubaka…
Kamoga says that the boreholes have come as a relief to the residents who have
been sharing water sources with livestock. He explains that the alternative
water sources were dirty, posing a health risk to the residents.
//Cue in: “Tufuna emisujja ejjabulikisela…
the LCI Chairperson Kamanye said that the borehole has come as a relief as the
village has for long suffered due to water scarcity and residents were trekking
long distances to fetch water.
villages that will benefit from the project are Najjemba, Kasana, in Kawolo
sub-county, Namwezi, Kizungu, Nakibizzi, Wampola in Njeru sub-county,
Mulajje, Bukasa in Nkokonjeru sub-county.