Tororo quenching thirst from solar powered water

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Tororo quenching thirst from solar powered water
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TORORO | The Ministry of Water and Environment has extended solar powered water to the population of Bison 'B' cell in Tororo Municipality.

The water system that has cost government over Shs90 million is to serve industrial view primary school and the surrounding population.

While commissioning the water project, Lamo Olwenyi, the assistant commissioner ministry, confirmed that the system which currently has five taps is to serve over 2000people.

Olwenyi said each tap is to serve over 250 people with capacity to provide at least 20 litres of water per each individual.

He confirmed to Nile Post that the area had experienced serious water scarcity for years.

"One of the problems we're trying to address is congestion at the water point. Some of these places had boreholes but with long queues," Olwenyi said.

"You find women and children fighting at the water source, adults and children spending hours looking for water instead of concentrating on books."

John Okea, the district chairperson, however confirmed to Nile Post that the municipality is still water-burdened, calling for more government interventions.

"We still have battle with national water. Our people within town got unreliable clean and safe water sources. If the ministry can help and improve on kapangala well, can give us more boost," Okea said

Nixon Owole, the Tororo resident district commissioner, who was impressed with the water works, appealed to the population to guard the water source jealously.

"Water is life. Just like if God gives you life, you must protect it. This facility is no longer property of the ministry or your area MP please take care of it just like you do to your life," he said.

With a population of over 48,000 people, Tororo Municipality has got still inadequate water sources.

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