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Major power blackout hits South Western Uganda districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A major power blackout has hit several Southwestern districts for over 24 hours crippling business. The blackout, which started on Sunday morning, has affected Ntungamo, Rukiga, Kabale, Rubanda, Rukungiri, Kanungu and Kisoro districts. In Ntungamo and Kabale districts, the outage has triggered water shortage …

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250 water meters vandalized in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 250 water meters have been vandalized in Bombo and Luweero town councils over the last three months. This is according to a report released by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) area branch. NWSC Luweero Branch Manager Ronald Kisakye explains that vandals …

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Kadaga wants water bodies managed better

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has directed the Ministry of Water and Environment to rein in on encroachers of water bodies in the country. Kadaga reiterated the President’s remarks about people living around water bodies, who cultivate land up to 50 metres into the …

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Parliamentary committee inspects works at Katosi drinking water plant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee has toured construction work at the Katosi Water Treatment plant that will pump an additional 160 million litres of water into the Kampala Metropolitan area in 2021. Led by their chairman Dr. Kephas Sempange, Members of Parliament (MPs) on the …

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The wastewater opportunity

Harnessing data, awareness and investment to tackle Africa’s wastewater woes Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | With an estimated 56 per cent of Africa’s urban population living in slums, wastewater management on the continent is a problem that needs urgent attention. In the streets of Kibera, one of the world’s largest informal …

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Millions in Mexico City see water supply cut off for days

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Millions of people in Mexico City were without water on Wednesday, and expected to wait at least four days as authorities undertake maintenance work on one of the major supply systems. Half of the capital’s eight million population were affected, with a further three …

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Uganda’s water challenge

Why Ugandans are struggling finding water yet water is everywhere Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandans might be blessed with many lakes, rivers and streams on top of being one of only 13 countries in the world able to receive rainfall for at least eight months every year but a …

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