Aduku Town Council in Kwania district are in dire need of clean and safe water
following the breakdown of the only borehole that used to serve the area in 2017.
was drilled by Samaritan Path, a Non-Government Organisation in Adyeda Village
in 2016. However, it
broke down in 2017 and has never been repaired since then.
Currently, residents do not have a source of clean and safe water for domestic use. About 2000 residents in the area depend on water from streams while some trek more than two kilometres to Arocha swamp where they fetch water for domestic use. The most affected areas
include Ogobi, Ot Ogole, Aminakany and Atakara-maka-gwata cell.
Some of the
residents, who talked to Uganda Radio Network-URN said they share
the water sources with animals and have been struggling for the last four years. Robson Ogwang, a resident of Ot-Ogole says they are faced with a serious water
crisis. He asked the town council officials to immediately intervene into the
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and Marry Ocen, both residents of Adyeda cell say they trek long distances to
access water from unsafe water for domestic use.
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Peter Otim, the Aduku town council Vice Chairman says there are many
cases of typhoid and other water related diseases being registered at the
health center. He says plans are underway to extend pipe water in villages
grappling with the water crisis.
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Kenny James Obaya, the Aduku Town Clerk, says the Town Council is struggling to
extend piped water to all areas under its jurisdiction as demanded by the Urban
Development Authority Act. He asks the LC I Chairperson of the affected areas
to channel their demands in writing to his office for appropriate action.
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According to Obaya, about 17 boreholes drilled before the establishment of the
Town Council in 2010 are dysfunctional. He, however, says the have managed to
expand water coverage by about 40 percent in collaboration with the National
Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC.
Onac, the Kwania LC V Chairperson, says the district is considering repairing
some of the dysfunctional boreholes within the Town Council as the piped water
extension project is likely to delay.