Simon Mawer, the Managing Partner at Blue Wren, a UK Based computer software company says many innovators end up frustrated when their innovations do not succeed on the market.
But he attributes this to the fact that the owners of these innovations rush their products without going through the right steps, including market research and product experimentation.
Twaweza’s Sauti Za Wanainchi survey says while access to pipped water has increased across the country, women and girls in rural areas still take more time to access water points.
Half of households (54%) take half an hour or more to collect their drinking water, including time
spent traveling and time spent waiting. For one out of twenty households (5%), this takes over
two hours. A similar proportion (46%) however spend less than 30 minutes collecting their water.
Edward Eyak Odongo, the Kwania District Engineer says that the roads to be rehabilitated include; 21 kilometre Atar trading center to Bala Boarder that connects Kwania to Kole district, Onywal-onote to Teogali, Abwong to Lira boarder, Nambieso to Agwata boarder that connects Kwania to Dokolo and Aboko to Chawente community access roads.
The Minister said that the investors have always complained to the government about the high costs of power they invest during their operations and the challenges in road shedding that government wants to sort.