Omoro district will benefit from a solar powered tap water system worth six hundred and fifty million shillings.
facility is being constructed at Uvola Sub ward in Lapainat Parish Koro
Sub County with support from Ministry of Water and Environment under
the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department.
works commenced on August 7th after handover of the 40x40 meter piece
of land to Zhonghao Overseas Construction Company Limited that have been
contracted to undertake the works.
Okello Okao, the Omoro district chairperson told Uganda Radio Network -
URN that the support came following the district's request to the
Ministry of Water to improve access to clean water in the area.
disclosed that only 60% of the population in the district have access
to clean water because more than 128 boreholes in the district are not
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added that the district requires at least 1.8 billion shillings to
repair the broken boreholes. Florence Acen, the Acting Omoro district
deputy Chief Administrative Officer says that once completed the water
system will reach out to more than 5000 residents of Lapainat Parish.
Akany, the Omoro Resident District Commissioner says that the
assistance has come at a time when the population are in much need for
clean water. She however warned the contractor against doing shoddy work
citing that the district won’t hesitate to terminate their contract
Mwesigye, the Zhonghao Overseas Construction Company Limited Engineer
disclosed that the construction works will last four months since some
materials are already being shipped in the country.
explains that the 3 kilowatts solar system will be able to pump 70,000
litres of water per day from its reservoir dam that will be constructed
at Lapainat Primary School.
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Kizza, a resident who freely offered land for the construction said he
felt the much need for clean water in the area. Once completed, the tap
water will be connected to eight public institutions in the area
including Koro Sub County headquarters, Lapainat Primary, Koro Orthodox
and Pentecost Churches among others.
will also be allowed to pay minimum amount to tap the water and connect
to their homes and pay tariffs of 50 shillings for a 20 litre Jerry can