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Schools in Amuru to reopen without functional water sources

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five primary schools in Amuru district are set to reopen next week without functional boreholes. The schools include Labala Primary School in Pabbo sub county, Lacor and Agwayugi Primary Schools in Lamogi sub county, Elegu Primary School in Elegu township, and Ober Abic Primary School. …

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Anger in Napak as contractor hands over dry boreholes

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Napak district local government has given Sumadhura Company limited a week’s ultimatum to drill two new boreholes, or refund Shillings 48 million they received for the work. It all started after the company drilled two boreholes in the district two weeks ago, but they did …

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Kitgum targets 80% safe water access with new boreholes

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in three selected sub-counties in Kitgum district will soon have access to clean drinking water, thanks to a multi-billion borehole drilling and rehabilitation project launched in the district. At least 42 boreholes worth over 200 million Shillings are expected to be drilled in the …

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Pader town council residents demand restoration of boreholes

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Pader town council in Pader district want all the dismantled boreholes restored following water shortage in the area. In 2016, the National Water and Sewage Cooperation (NSWC) Pader branch and district officials from the water department dismantled over 15 boreholes in the town …

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JICA to repair 185 broken boreholes in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is set to repair 185 broken boreholes in Amuru district. Amuru district has 548 boreholes of which 30% of them are non-functional after breaking down and developing mechanical problems for several years. Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV chairperson says …

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Kitgum district allocates UGX 325m for drilling boreholes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district local government has allocated 325 Million Shillings for provision of clean water in the nine sub-counties. The money from the sector development grant is expected to be used for sinking and constructing ten new deep boreholes and rehabilitation of ten other broken …

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Gov’t fails to hit access to water target

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has failed to attain the access to clean water target in rural areas as planned in the Water and Environment development sector plan 2015/2016 to 2019/2020.   Alfred Okot Okidi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment says the plan targeted 79% clean …

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Wakiso district drills boreholes to curb water crisis

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has drilled three boreholes to curb water crisis. The boreholes were drilled at Kyampisi village Kyengera town council, Kakiri town and Buddo village. Drilling of each of the boreholes cost 30 million shillings. The boreholes are expected to serve more than 1,000 …

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Water shortage hits five villages in Apac district

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the five villages of Chegere sub county, Apac district have decried the lack of safe water. This follows the breakdown of five major boreholes out of the 20 in the area. The boreholes broke down six months ago forcing residents to share …

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