Rasum Katagaya, a resident of Kiwatule, says that she has been sending her children to the well to fetch water for domestic use. She says that they spent the entire morning between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon looking for water.
The suspects appeared before Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Irene Akello who charged them with one offence of aggravated robbery. They are Edson Musinguzi, Judith Mbabazi, Dan Buwoza, Joseph Mperese, Sostin Kamuzo and Wilson Kalyango.
NWSC Managing Director Eng. Silver Mugisha argued that a proposal by Mayor Balimwezo to scrap VAT on domestic water consumption is ill advised and would cripple plans to extend services to the underprivileged.
Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
Supply in the area is restored only at night while the taps remain dry during the day. Women and girls line up at the water points long after midnight to harvest water for use the next day. At Adyel Children’s play park, near the Division headquarters, the only available borehole is often crowded from as early as 5 a.m. until midnight when it's usually locked.