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Locals Urged to Embrace Clean and Safe Water Usage
By Communications Office
Ntungamo district local council five chairperson Denis Singhahache has asked locals in the district to embrace clean and safe water usage if they are to improve on their livelihoods.
He was speaking at Living water international –Uganda exit Meeting held at Ntungamo district council hall.
The project has seen the establishment of 355 water points in the district in a period of 10 years operating in Ruhaama county.
Singahache revealed that the district had serious challenge with access to water. He says that though the challenge if yet to be addressed completely, living water has done a commendable job in the district and asked the locals to protect the jealously the projects that will be left behind.
Acting principal health educator for Ntungamo Japheth Nyete revealed that the district is focusing on ensuring that sanitation is given serious attention so that diseases related to poor sanitation practices are done away with.
Bakunda revealed that the project has seen 159 boreholes being constructed in Ruhaama county.
Leonard Ahimbisibwe the Ntungamo district deputy chief administrative officer revealed that the local leaders and residents must work hard to ensure that they take care of the projects given to them and ensure that the intended purposes are achieved.
Ahimbisibwe revealed that this can only be realized through taking collective responsibility in relation to the projects that are given to them and stop attaching them to donors which he says leads to collapse.
He revealed that there is need for the beneficiaries of the projects to have the right mindset, attitude and know the reasons why they have the facilities in place.
Ntungamo resident district commissioner George Bakunda revealed that Ruhaama has a serious challenge of access to clean water and that the intervention by living water international has been tremendous and timely.