Uganda

Water shortage hits Bukomero

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By Denis Dibele

RESIDENTS of Bukomero sub county in Kiboga district lack clean and sufficient water.

With only 13 functioning boreholes and nine shallow wells, the residents are seeking help from any well-wishers to construct more boreholes.

The Local Council 111 chairperson for Bukomero sub county Charles Katangole, who officiated at a commissioning of two boreholes at St. Henry primary school and Bukomero Junior School said that 40,000 residents currently depend on only two boreholes.

The construction of the boreholes was funded by FUKUOKA (Uganda Friendship Association) in partnership with residents of Bukomero under their umbrella Ugandans living in Japan founded by Livingstone Kyeyune.

Katongole also called on the government to rescue them and construct more boreholes to help the residents have access to clean water.

The two boreholes commissioned serve approximately 1000 pupils from both schools and 200 households in the area.