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The rains have started!

COMMENT | Elizabeth K. Patience | While most, if not all of us are excited at the showers because they relieve us of the heat, dust and dry vegetation, there are those excited at receiving water, despite the how or where. It is common for people to assume that access to …

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Masaka receives UGX 250b to boost water supply

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC has earmarked 250 million Shillings to boost its supply capacity in Masaka District. Engineer Jackson Nimusiima, the NWSC zonal Manager for Masaka said they are undertaking a project that will enable them to expand their network, to address the current …

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Obongi Town Council grapples with acute water scarcity

Obongi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The condemnation of the piped water system in Obongi town council in Obongi district has thrown the residents into an acute water crisis. According to the residents, the district water department condemned the piped water system close to two years ago when the water turned …

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UGX 700M water project lies idle after breaking down

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 700 million Shillings water project in Buseruka sub-county, Hoima District has been left to waste one year after its commissioning. The mini piped water project that is situated in Chongambe village, Nyakabing parish in Buseruka sub county was commissioned in December 2021. It has …

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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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