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Over 600 Households in Pabbo Sub County Battling Acute Water Shortage

Lucy Akello, a resident of the area, told URN that her household has turned to drawing water from Baupi stream, which is also unsafe for human consumption.
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More than 600 households in Lagak Village in Pabbo Town Town Council, Amuru district are battling an acute water shortage.  

This follows the breakdown of the only borehole in the area four months yet it was the main source of clean water for the residents.  

The residents say that their constant plight to the Pabbo Town Council officials to repair the broken borehole have since landed on deaf ears forcing them to turn to feasting on water from unprotected wells and streams. 

 

Lucy Akello, a resident of the area, told URN that her household has turned to drawing water from Baupi stream, much of which is also unsafe for human consumption.

  

Akello urged the local leaders in the area to convene a community meeting and task all households to contribute money towards repairing the borehole in order to rescue the situation. 

  

Sisto Adong, another resident, told URN on Saturday that sometimes she treks more than three kilometers to fetch drinking water from a borehole in the neighboring village.  

Adong who equally often drinks water from Baupi stream said it is unhealthy because it is also shared with animals in the area.  

Robert Donansiano Otim, a clan leader in the area appealed with the district leaders to consider repairing the borehole to stop jeopardizing the health of the people. 

Luo Byte:   

//Cue in: ‘’dano tye ka…  

Cue out: …bot wa obale’’//  

Eng. Translation 

‘’People are drinking water from well which not clean and also shared with animals, so we have clean water source here since it broke down.’’

  

Deogratius Okello, the LCIII Councilor for Central Ward where the borehole is located admitted to the problems and said that they were yet to assess the magnitude of the damage for possible repair or still find better alternatives to provide clean water for the residents.

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