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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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Wakiso district launches solar water project in Bussi islands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has launched the first completed phase of the solar water project constructed in the Islands of Bussi sub-county that was started last year. While launching the project in Bussi sub county, the Wakiso chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika said that putting clean water in the …

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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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Kyenjojo residents struggling to access clean water

Kyenjojo, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kyenjojo district are struggling to access clean water. According to the Kyenjojo Chief Administrative Officer – CAO, Samuel Kaija, access to water in the district stands at 69 per cent, but most of these water sources are shallow wells that are prone …

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Moroto seeks support to repair 43 boreholes

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district is seeking support to rehabilitate 43 boreholes in order to ensure clean water access in rural communities. The plan is aimed at improving the practice of hand-washing as a measure to slow down the spread of COVID-19. The breakdown of the boreholes …

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Govt’s urged to provide free water supply in slum areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The impacts of the new coronavirus disease-COVID-19 could be considerably higher on the urban poor living in slums where overcrowding makes it difficult to follow recommended measures such as social distancing and self-isolation. Regular hand-washing has been highlighted as a key tool in combating …

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Buvuma district struggling to provide safe water to residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buvuma district is still struggling with providing clean water sources to residents due to challenges of transporting the necessary equipment and materials to set up the water points. With 52 scattered islands on the Northern part of Lake Victoria, Buvuma district is home to …

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