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Water Shortage Hits Bushenyi Municipality

Josephat a manager at Ampex Restaurant says the costs of operating his restaurant are going high every other day. He says that they buying over 30 jerry cans at 1,000 shillings every day. He faults NWSC of doing little to address the problem.
17 Jul 2019 16:50

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  An acute water shortage has hit Ishaka Division in Bushenyi Municipality.

The outage has affected two schools among them Bassajabalaba Primary and Secondary schools, a mosque. The affected area also hosts hostels of hundreds of students from Kampala international University –KIU western campus.

The area has not had water for close to two weeks forcing residents to use stream water while others trek long distances in search of clean water.

Lauben Tumwine, a resident says that they have to trek for long distances to access to clean water which he says is time-wasting.

Miria Nahwera, a businesswoman in Kanyamabona trading Centre explained that she is spending lots of money to buy water for domestic use. She says that a jerry can of water now costs 800-1,000 shillings yet it used to go for as low as 100 shillings.

Josephat a manager at Ampex Restaurant says the costs of operating his restaurant are going high every other day. He says that they buying over 30 jerry cans at 1,000 shillings every day.

He faults NWSC of doing little to address the problem.

Elineo Nuwgaaba, the NWSC client relations officer Bushenyi area says that the water outage is as a result of the dry spell that has reduced water quantity at their source in Kitagata. He also says that the problem was also worsened by the bursting of the water pipes at Bassaja in Ishaka.  

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