In a bid to ensure that every residents of Nyakyera town council, Ruhama, Ntungamo district, get clean and safe water, the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) has launched a Shs3bn project to expand clean water in the region.
Speaking to the National Water and sewerage cooperation (NWSC) area Manager for Ruhaama county Ateker Charles Odeke noted that the residents of Nyakyera Town council will benefit under the 100 Percent Service Coverage Acceleration Project (SCAP 100) being implemented in 65 districts including Ntungamo.
Odeke said the government and NWSC are committed to have all Ugandans access safe and clean water in order to achieve National target of 100% service coverage by the 2020.
Under this project, NWSC will construct cost effective safe supply schemes 261 villages in seven sub counties in Ruhaama area.
He urged all care takers of 85 public stand posts in Ruhaama area to stop the habit of hiking the jerry can of water saying that it should be at Shs50.
The chairperson Nyakyera town council Kenneth Nganwa, commended the leaders especially Hon Beatrice Rwakimaari who tried hard to lobby for the water of Kiziba Ward and Ngomba parish.
Nganwa noted that the water will be piped from Kiziba water source through Ruhondwa, Kishojwa, Kamuhungu, Kyaruhaya, Bunyonyera, Bituntu and Igorora among other villages.
He thanked residents for voluntarily participating in digging a trench where pipes will pass through.
The beneficiaries who could not hide their happiness hailed government and leaders for extending safe and clean water for better livelihood.