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NWSC to boost water supply in Fort Portal, two other cities

Fort Portal , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has initiated a comprehensive feasibility study to revamp, expand, and develop water and sanitation infrastructure in Fort Portal Tourism City, along with surrounding areas within a 50-kilometer radius. This endeavor, supported by a grant from …

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MPs welcome move to improve access to clean water

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Improving access to clean water for rural communities dominated debate on the Ministerial Policy Statement and budget estimates of the report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Emmanuel Otaala, the Chairperson of the committee presented the report which was adopted during the plenary …

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Water scarcity hits Napak schools like never before

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Water scarcity has become a pressing issue in primary schools across Napak district, compelling pupils to trek long distances to access clean water from neighboring communities.   Currently, water coverage in primary schools throughout the district stands at 68 percent, with at least seven schools …

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Meteorological authority opposes merger, urges govt for more equipment for it’s operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After the five-day reflection on water resources and the environment, coinciding with International Meteorological Day, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has appealed to the government to provide the necessary equipment for its operations instead of considering rationalization. UNMA is one of the statutory agencies …

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UN: Water crisis threatens world peace

New York, US  | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations World Water Development Report 2024, published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water, highlights that tensions over water are exacerbating conflicts worldwide. It said to preserve peace, States must boost international cooperation and transboundary agreements. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO said …

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Kabale residents pay sh1,500 for jerrycan of water as crisis bites

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A water crisis in Kabale municipality and neighboring areas has entered its seventh day causing concern among residents.  As a result, a 20-litre jerrycan of water is now costing between sh1,500- 2,000. Residents in the municipality and the sub counties of Kyanamira, Kitumba …

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Fisheries Training Institute gets solar powered lighting and water

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Training Institute (FTI) has installed a solar lighting and water pumping system to address unsustainable running costs the institution has been incurring. The system, part of a shs 600 million project was commissioned today by the ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries …

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