Beer manufacturing company, Uganda Breweries Limited has commissioned a shs335 million gravity water supply system that will benefit over 2000 residents in Buwali sub-county, Bududa district.
Construction of the water supply system commenced in May 2019 and was implemented in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kampala North, with an aim of improving access to safe and adequate water in Bududa district.
The water project was commissioned by the Rotary District Governor Rosetti Nabbumba in the presence of Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua, the former BOU Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende and the Bududa district leadership team and community.
Speaking during the commissioning, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua said the project is part of their efforts to give back to communities.
“Uganda Breweries Limited is pleased to be part of a project that will enhance growth in the community through provision of basic and essential 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,”Mbugua noted.
He 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.
“The demand for clean and safe water in Uganda is increasing every single day and we should all acknowledge the importance of fulfilling this demand. I am pleased that we have commissioned this project that will directly benefit thousands of people in Buwali Sub County and the neighboring community,” said Rosetti Nabbumba the Rotary District Governor.
The Bududa LC5 chairman, Wilson Watira applauded Uganda Breweries and Rotary Uganda for their efforts in empowering and developing the region by providing clean and safe water.
He added that the community has chosen and trained a group of people who are going to manage and maintain the project and also sensitize communities to promote good sanitation.
Uganda Breweries Limited has in the past years run similar projects under the Water of
Life initiative in which the beer company aims at supporting projects that help combat poverty by improving access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
The company has previously constructed over 30 boreholes in Acholi and Lango sub-regions of Northern Uganda targeting sorghum farming communities that supply the brewery with raw material for production.