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Boreholes Excite Buikwe Residents

The boreholes were drilled by A Future for Orphans Uganda organization and are spread sub-counties of Kawolo, Njeru, and Nkokonjeru.
One of the boreholes commisioned at Kamenya village in Kawolo sub county in Buikwe district

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Residents of 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.

The boreholes 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.

Joy Naminsi 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.   

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Gilbert 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.

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Deo Bateesa, 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.

Other 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.