Kayunga District Local Government with support from the Japan government yesterday, 5th February, 2020 launched Bukamba piped water scheme project worth shs 579,028,811, for the communities in Bukamba village, Nazigo sub county.
The project will be funded by the “Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Project” (GGP) from the Embassy of Japan, whereby they have provided UG shs 339,815, 415 and Kayunga District Local Government under its Rural water and Sanitation Grant it has provided UG shs 239,213,396 towards the construction of a solar piped water scheme project in Bukamba parish.
The implementation of the project was handed over to the contractor, Aptech Africa Limited who was argued to ensure that he does not do shoddy works and also to provide employment to the residents of the area within which the project will be implemented.
The communities in Bukamba parish are expected to get sufficient, safe and sustainable supply of water and appropriate sanitation.
The project also aims to improve on the health situation of the population in the programme area and also to enhance the capacity of the water supply infrastructure in the area.
The implementation of the project commenced yesterday 5th February 2020 to May 2020
The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Otim Benson Humphrey said that , this project was initiated through the submission of a project proposal to the embassy of Japan under the Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Project” (GGP) by the District Water Officer, Mr Drate Edema Robert and it was among the 6 projects that were considered eligible for funding out of 600 projects that had been submitted and thanked Drate for enabling the district to receive this support.
He added that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Kayunga District Local Government on 13th January 2020.
The Area Member of Parliament for Ntenjeru South, Hon Baseke Fred acknowledged the important role the district Water Officer, Drate Robert had played in working to make this piped water scheme a reality: “I realize that many of you have put in an enormous amount of time and energy and passion into this noble cause. For that I extend my congratulations. Kayunga District needs citizens like you who care about and get involved in the forward movement of this district.” He said
He also thanked Mr. Otieno who is the L.C.I Chairperson of Katikanyonyi for accepting to install the project production well on his land without being compensated.
At the ceremony the District chairperson Mr. Sserwanga Tom described this piped water scheme as “the first step in the development of a larger distribution system for piped water that will ensure that 90% of the residents in Nazigo sub county will have access to clean water.” And thanked the Embassy of Japan for their commitment to providing piped water to the residents of Kayunga District.
The District Chairperson, Serwanga tom, thanked the technical staff for according them the support needed for implementation of their manifestos, saying that they have not sabotaged their plans and programmes, which has enabled them to provide services to their electorates.
He said the District shall be responsible for the implementation of the project, which will on completion be handed over to Nazigo sub county for operation and maintenance, whereby the beneficiaries will be required to contribute a small token towards the maintenance of the project.
The Resident District Commissioner, Mwanamoiza Margret Kikomeko argued the community not to offer support to the contractors and to utilize the project for the betterment of their lives especially in the prevention of diseases that accrue from the use of unsafe water, remarking that “water is life”.
The ceremony was held in Bukamaba trading centre in Nazigo sub county, Kayunga District