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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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Water scarcity hits Kitgum municipality

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Several residents in some parts of Kitgum Municipality have raised concern over water shortage.  This follows an irregular supply of water since the month started by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation- Nwsc. The situation has since affected several households, business premises and learning institutions, …

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Water scarcity hits 6,000 people in Amuru district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 6,000 residents of Amuru sub-county in Amuru district are facing acute water shortage after major wells and springs dried up. Annually, Acholi sub-region experiences dry spells that span from November to early March. Grace Achan, the area water committee of Amuru trading center …

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Water shortage hampers reopening of schools in Omoro

Omoro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The acute water shortage in Omoro district is singled out as one of factors that may hinder the reopening of a number of schools.    According to the ministry of education inspection guidelines, social distancing and availability of hand washing facilities with flowing water …

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Water shortage hindering implementation of COVID-19 measures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several residents in rural areas across greater Luweero are struggling to implement preventive measures of COVID-19 due to water shortage. Recently President Yoweri Museveni directed that gatherings of more than five people is restricted in a move aimed at de-congesting public places in the …

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