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Acts Uganda commissions Ugx 300m water project in Ibanda district.

By Lawrance Mucunguzi.

A new gravity water project has been commissioned in favor of over 4,257 residents of Kicuzi Sub County, in Ibanda District in the Ankole sub-region of western Uganda. The UGX300 million projects whose construction is being funded by Africa Community Technical service Uganda (ACTS) and Ibanda District Local Government. The project is 

The construction works of the Kanywambogo Gravity flow Scheme were commissioned on ton Wednesday 19th Oct 2022 by the Ibanda district officials led by the district Chairperson Happy Mayanja and the Ibanda South Member of Parliament Dr. Ninkusiima John Paul, in the presence of the ACTS BOD Chairperson Kamuntu James Kakiiro, the Acts Director in Charge of field operations Richard Musinguzi and Kicuzi community.

The project is intended to supply water to the population in the 8 villages of Kishabo I, Kabingo, Kishabo II, Kishabo III, Ryabatenga I, Ryabatenga II, Kabuhweju and Kisabo central. 

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony held at Kicuzi Sub-county headquarters, Happy Mayanja said that Ibanda District was pleased to be part of a project that would enhance growth in the community through the provision of necessities such as clean and safe water. “By constructing a reliable water supply facility in this area, we hope to ease access to clean and safe water, which will ensure a healthier community”

officials displaying villages where water will be supplied.

The Chairperson also emphasized the importance of piped water systems in freeing the community from the poverty trap, where they dedicate much of their time to carrying water over long distances. He thanked Acts Uganda for the efforts rendered to improve safe water coverage and Sanitation in Kicuzi Sub County which is hard to reach in the area of the district. 

On the other hand, Kamuntu James expressed his pleasure in the commissioning of the project adding that the demand for clean and safe water in the country is increasing every single day and that all Ugandans ought to acknowledge the importance of fulfilling this demand.

John Tushemereirwe, the Kicuzi LC5 Councilor accredited Acts Uganda for their efforts in providing clean and safe water to the residents. He also mentioned that the community has chosen and trained a group of people who are going to maintain the project and also sensitize communities to promote sanitation and hygiene.

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