Local leaders and residents of
Nakasongola district want the government to prioritize the construction of mini
water supply schemes to address water scarcity in the area.
There are over 470 boreholes, 164 valley dams and four mini water solar schemes
in Nakasongola. The district also boasts of large sections of Lake Kyoga and
However, local leaders and residents say during the dry season, the
boreholes and valley dams constructed by the government dry up leaving them
In Lwabyata Sub County, only 37% of residents have access to clean water. Samuel
Muruuli, a resident says a jerrycan of water often goes up to Shillings 700 in the
Residents have asked the government to prioritize the construction of
mini water schemes to save them from the water scarcity during the prolonged
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The district also loses over 100 head of cattle per year over lack of water and
pasture. Sam Kigula, the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakasongola district, says that the
mini water supply schemes can cover more villages compared to boreholes and
valley dams. Kigula says that the few available mini-water schemes have proved
resistant to the dry season and supply water all year.
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Under the mini water scheme, a motorized borehole and a reservoir is constructed
to distribute water to three or more points and ease pressure on other
facilities. Ronald Kisakye, the Manager of National Water and Sewerage
Corporation in Greater Luwero, says that Nakasongola district is set to get a
the multibillion water project, which will greatly reduce water scarcity.
He explains that the water project that will be completed in 14 months will
enable all trading centers along Lake Kyoga and highway to get piped water.