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Borehole Excites Owolo Residents

The entire village lacked a water source forcing residents to share dirty water sources with animals, putting their lives at risk. The residents also walked for more than 5 kilometres in search for clean and safe water sources.
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Residents of Owolo Village in Asuret Sub County, Soroti district are excited following the commissioning of a borehole.

Owolo community borehole which will serve 400 families is among the 9 drilled boreholes spread in different sub-counties.

The entire village lacked a water source forcing residents to share dirty water sources with animals, putting their lives at risk. The residents also walked for more than 5 kilometres in search for clean and safe water sources.

Andrew Ebil, a resident, says that the construction of the borehole is an indication that they are beginning to benefit from taxes they pay to the government. 

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James Osele, health assistant Asuret Sub County says that the borehole is a relief to the residents. He explains that the alternative water sources were dirty, posing a health risk to the residents.

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Denis Ocung, Soroti district water engineer, says that water from the borehole has been tested for human consumption.

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The 9 boreholes were drilled at the cost of 160 million shillings for the financial year 2017/2018.

According to records from the District Soroti district water coverage now stands at 79% according to statistics at Soroti water office.