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Ayivu Division Residents Excited Over New Borehole

The borehole estimated to cost UGX 20 million was lobbied for by Pastor John Justine Enyetu of Turbunacle Faith Ministries with support from American Missionaries following reports of increased domestic violence as people struggle for a clean source of water from the nearby stream, while others trekked over 34 kilometers to draw water.
Some of the residents of Ocolini Cell listening to their leaders during the ground breaking of the borehole drilling works.

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Locals of Ocolini Cell in Ayivu West Division Arua City are excited over the donation of a borehole to enable them access clean and safe water.  

The borehole estimated to cost UGX 20 million was lobbied for by Pastor John Justine Enyetu of Turbunacle Faith Ministries with support from American Missionaries following reports of increased domestic violence as people struggle for a clean source of water from the nearby stream, while others trekked over 34 kilometers to draw water.  

// Cue in; I’m glad and happy.…

Cue out; clean water as we drill it…." //  

During the ground breaking ceremony to start the drilling of the borehole, Michael Ezua, the LC 1 of Ocolini village said they have been registering cases of fights among women as they struggle for the only source of water in the area.  

According to Ezua, the borehole will help reduce on cases of fights among women and also minimize on cases of waterborne diseases since they now have a clean and safe source of water.    

// Cue in; we are so happy and.…

// Cue out; otherwise I’m so happy…." //  

Some of the locals of Ocolini village who spoke to URN expressed excitement over the donation and said once completed, the only borehole in the area will enhance access to clean water as well as save time for women to do other domestic chores. 

// Cue in; I’m so grateful.…

Cue out; heard our voice.…." //  

Geoffrey Feta, the Member of Parliament for Ayivu East urged the locals to make better use of the borehole to improve their well being   // Cue in; Because national water is.…

Cue out; has given you life.…." //  

Martin Oroch, the Resident City Commissioner Arua called on the residents in the area to own the water project and ensure its made use of in a responsible manner.  

// Cue in; There is always a …

Cue out; allow me to officially.…" //  

According to the leaders in Ayivu division, residents of Ocolini village will require deliberate programmes to improve services in the area, which has never had any government project since it was under Ayivu County.