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Uganda: Sigh of Relief As Villages Receive Water Tap Stands

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Residents of Lyolwa Sub-county in Tororo District have a reason to smile after getting access to clean and safe water for domestic and commercial use.

More than 20 taps have been installed in the communities, with each projected to serve more than 500 households.

The Shs800m water project will supply water to parishes of Bunganga and Namulinde.

Also, three government-aided primary schools of Ojilai, Poyem and Iyolwa, will benefit.

The water system, which was commissioned on Tuesday, was constructed by Rotary Club of Tororo Chapter in partnership with Rotary Club of Carmichael in the United States of America.

During the handover, residents applauded Rotarians for the support.

Mr Laston Okoth, the Bunganga Village chairperson, said the locals were trekking long distances in search of clean and safe water.

“This had exposed them to not only water-borne diseases but also attacks from the wild animals such as snakes,” he said.

He is optimistic that with the availability of clean water, cases of domestic violence, school dropouts and defilement, will drop.

Ms Betty Chirya Andera, a councillor representing Iyolwa Sub-county, said women have been relieved from the pain of walking long distances to fetch water.

“Women have been spending hours at the crowded wells in need of water. It has been terrible but we are happy since its now history,” she said.