KAYUNGA DISTRICT

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Water

WATER SUB SECTOR;

The mandate of this sub sector is to provide sustainable safe water within easy reach and hygienic sanitation facilities, based on management responsibility and ownership by the users.

Safe Water Coverage

Access to safe water and sanitation are very important in maintaining hygiene within the household and hence is a critical determinant of the health status of household members. Information on access to water sources has been classified into improved and unimproved water source. The improved water sources include piped water and water drawn from protected springs as well as from deep boreholes. Open water sources, like unprotected wells and surface water (rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes) are more likely to carry disease-causing agents are categorized as unimproved sources.

 Therefore, this section will cover the percentage of people within a reasonable walking distance (1.5km for rural and 0.2km for urban) to an improved water source. A reliable water source is one capable of supplying its beneficiaries, a minimum of 20 litres per capita per day.

 On average 64% of the district population has access to safe drinking water. In addition, the proportion of population with sustainable access to an improved water source i.e. urban and rural ranges between 82% and 54% respectively.

ACHIEVEMENTS REGISTERED IN THE LAST 3 FINANCAIL YEARS (2016/17 TO 2018/19)

·         The district has drilled 25 boreholes in the following villages; Kiwuba, Namatala, Wabirongo, Wabunyonyi, Nakakandwa, Kisugu, Sokoso, Wankyayiraki, Gangama,Nakivubo A, Kafumba, Banda, Kiwula, Kyanya, Namirembe, Katikanyoni, Senda, Wabukwa,Kimanya, Natteta, Lusenke, Seeta-Nyiize, Nakitokolo, Kanywero, and Ntimba. However, the district has also been supported by other partners to construct more boreholes.

·         Protected springs were constructed in Seeta-Nyiize, Kawomya, Kimanya, Nsiima, Lusenke and Nampanyi.

·         Rehabilitation of non-functional boreholes Jiira, Kasokwe, Gwero-mission, Nawankonge, Nakyesa, Kitatya, Bugobero, Kataigwa, Kambatane, Soona,Kigayaza, Kawomya, Kirindi, Bukujju, Lusenke, Balisanga, Namaliri, Ntimba, Nazigo

·         Constructed 3 public latrines in the rural growth centers of Kangulumira,Nakyessa andNakirubi.

·         In order to accelerate access to clean and safe water, the district in conjunction with its development partners has constructed the following 3- piped supply water schemes;

1.    Kitimbwa – Kyerima Piped water scheme- funded by the district grant

2.    Bbaale Mini piped solar water scheme- constructed under PPP-Later Day Saints of Christ & District.

3.    Namusaala mini solar piped water supply scheme – Constructed by MoWE

4.    Nakirubi mini solar piped water supply scheme- Constructed by MoWE

The Government of Uganda is constructing Bugobero Mega Water Scheme in Busaana Subcounty and when completed its anticipated to supply selected sub counties in the districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buikwe and Kamuli.

Also the Government of Japan is going to construct a mini solar power piped water project at Katikanyonyi and Bukamba in Nazigo Sub county

Table 1: Distance of households to nearest Water Source by sub-county

Subcounty

Upto 5kms

Over 5kms

Galiraya

9820

6841

Bbaale

9250

17570

Kayonza

29400

29654

Kitimbwa

23400

21643

Busaana

32500

24088

Nazigo

28604

15869

Kangulumira

27190

6149

Kayunga SC

69556

 

Kayunga TC

29616

 

Source: District Water Office 2017

2. Latrine Coverage

This section will include the number of households within a community that have access to toilet facilities. It also looks at the type of latrine owned by the household.

Table 3:  Latrine coverage for 3 years

Years
2016
2017
2018

 

Percentage
72.4%
73.8%

 

73.2%

 

Source: District Health Inspectors Office 2017

 

Table 3:  Latrine coverage by subcounty

Sub-county Name

Latrine coverage (%)

Kayunga

70          (%)

Kayonza

72          (%)

Busaana

70          (%)

Nazigo

73          (%)

Kangulumira

83.5          (%)

Bbaale

69.          (%)

Garilaya

68.          (%)

Kitimbwa

83         (%)

Source: District Health Inspectors Office 2017

 

Table 5: Achievement versus district targets

Achievements

         Targets by 2016/2017 (%)

Current Achievements (%)

         Targets by 2017/2018 (%)

Current Achievements (%)

Latrine coverage

85%

73.8%

73.2%

-0.6%

Hand washing                                                                                               

                  50%

35.9%

24.3%

-11.6%

Primary school pupil: stance ratio                                                                           

                  1:40

1:47

1:78

-31

Primary school hand washing

80%

25.4%

19%

-6.4%

Water source functionality     

90%

86%

 

 

Safe water coverage

65%

62%

64.4%

2.4%

Source: District Health Inspectors Office 2018