Residents of Bwambara sub-county and Bikurungu town council in Rukungiri District have raised concern about the shortage of clean and safe water in their localities where a jerry can of water now costs 1000 shillings.
The most affected parishes are Kikongi, Kikarara, in Bwambara sub-county and central ward in Bikurungu town council where a 20-liter jerrycan of water ranges between shillings 800-1000sh, and residents have no option but to trek long distances looking for water.
John Tumushabe, the lc1 chairperson Kateramo cell in Kikongi parish said the lack of water is the biggest challenge that the 250 families in the area face s
Elias Twinamastiko the director Kateramo modern primary school in Bwambara sub-county says he spends between sh 30000-35000 daily in search of clean water to use at the school
Chris Kaganyano the Bwambara sub-county chairperson says they are partnering with the water office at the district to see the issue of water scarcity resolved.
He revealed that works on a shilling 800 m water project are ongoing in the Bwambara sub-county and he is optimistic that the project once complete will go a long way in addressing the issue of water scarcity