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Uganda Breweries hands over 10 boreholes worth sh307m in Teso sub-region

Kapelebyong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL), has today handed over 10 hand pump boreholes worth sh307m to communities in the North Eastern Uganda sub-region of Teso, that will serve 4,800 people in districts of Kapelebyong, Katakwi and Bukedea. The boreholes were officially received by Soroti District Resident Commissioner …

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Kween sub counties demand for more boreholes ahead of dry spell

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Ngenge and Sundet Sub counties in Kween district have asked the government to put up more boreholes to curb the water crisis that occurs between November and February annually. This follows a reduction of the water volume in Ngenge and Sundet rivers, …

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Manafwa residents demonstrate over lack of clean water

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Sisuni sub county in Manafwa district have held a peaceful demonstration protesting lack of access to clean water. Drawn from twenty villages in the sub-county, the protesters matched with placards to Sisuni sub county headquarters demanding that the leaders repair broken boreholes in …

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Kibinge sub county residents stuck with faulty boreholes

Bukomansimbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kibinge sub county in Bukomansimbi district is stuck with faulty boreholes due to a lack of funds to repair them. The sub-county chairperson Deo Bwanika, says that they are struggling to repair about 48 boreholes that broke down in the past two years due to …

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Dysfunctional boreholes leave Ugandans thirsty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment is warning that efforts to ensure that the country has functional boreholes have been derailed by politicians. While groundwater from boreholes is described as a hidden treasure that enriches our lives, their functionality in the case of Uganda remains …

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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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