The National Water and Sewerage Corporation Rukungiri branch  has revealed that the current  water crisis in  Nyakagyeme and Rukungiri municipality has been brought about by the severing  of water pipes along the Kanungu -Rukungiri road  which is under construction.

According to Emily Kamaranzi the acting manager of the National Water and sewerage Corporation Rukungiri branch, water supply was affected in several areas in Rukungiri municipality and Nyakagyeme were and it is difficult to relocate the pipes since the road is still under construction.

Paul Kahiigi  the public relations officer at  National water and  Sewerage  Corporation in charge of western region said  Kahengye water  project is  complete although there are still afew  issues  that will soon be resolved to enable the project  fully provide stable water supply to people in Rukungiri .

 He added that after the completion of road construction works, new water pipes will be installed which will provide stable water supply in most sub counties in Rukungiri and some areas of Ntungamo.

This came after Hon Annet Mugisha the Bushenyi district woman MP, who is born in Rukungiri, raised concern about the number of phone calls she receives about the acute water shortage that has hit the people of Nyakagyeme and other areas 

Hon Jim Muhwezi Katungugu the minister of security and Rujumbura county MP said the water problem will soon be history   after the responsible office of the National Water and Sewerage installs pipes to supply water  since the Kahengye water project is almost complete .


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