A cop at the barracks who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity says every evening and morning they have to line up at boreholes for water.
A severe water crisis has hit Soroti police barracks forcing cops to queue for hours at boreholes. The barracks has not had water supply for the last three months. It came after all the pipes supplying water to Akisim and Police Barracks were destroyed during the ongoing works on Alanyu road.
A cop at the barracks who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity says every evening and morning they have to line up at boreholes for water. He says instead of readying themselves for work in the morning they spend the time on boreholes to fetch water.
Joab Wabwire, the Soroti District Police Commander says that they have written to National Water and Sewerage Corporation, which has promised to fix new pipes.
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Connie Nagimesi, the Soroti Area Manager National Water and Sewerage Corporation says they still waiting for Soroti Municipal council to give them a go head to replace the destroyed pipes on Alanyu road.
Alex Oriekot, engineer Soroti Municipality admits that the contract work has affected some of the utilities along Alanyu road such as water pipes. Oriekot says they have asked National Water and Sewerage Corporation to submit its quotation for the repair works.
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