By Kampala Post Reporter
Kiruhura/Mitooma. The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has Commissioned Kashongi water mains extension in Kirihura District that will serve over 40,000 people in seven villages.
The President in his remarks urged the residents to protect River Rwizi jealously and other water bodies that support the livelihoods of the people of Uganda.
The water mains extension from Rubindi town to Kashongi was implemented by the Government of Uganda through the National water and Sewerage Corporation.
•12kms of water mains extension extension serving 7 Villages which include Ruhuumba, Kachwapare, Nchune, Kashongi, Ntara and the surrounding areas.
•30 Public water points to serve various villages in the district.
Some of other areas to benefit from the project include Kyenshama Trading Center and the surrounding areas in Kashongi County, Kiruhura district.
The project will serve over 40,000 people in Kiruhura district.
The NWSC Managing Director Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha shared that the corporation is implementing a number of service delivery projects to improve access to safe clean water and sewerage services across the country.
In a related development, First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has also commissioned Kiyanga water supply system in Kiyanga Subcounty Ruhinda North, Mitooma district.
The system previously run by Mitooma district leadership was recently gazetted to NWSC.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony held at Ruraama Health Center, the First Lady urged the residents to use the water to improve sanitation and health in their homes.
•Rehabilitation of Moja, Bazaire and Nzarirwehi water sources.
•Upgrade of transmission mains and associated pipe network.
•Construction of over 40 Public water points.
From the previous 3 hours of water supply per day, the villages of Kisizi 1, Kisizi 2, Omukihita, Omukibingo, Ruraama 1, Ruraama 2, Kamakora, Omukatojo, Ruhungye,Kashasha and the surrounding areas will now get clean water supply 24/7.
NWSC Deputy Managing Director Finance and Corporate strategy Mrs Sylvia Tumuheirwe Alinaitwe appreciated area MP Hon Thomas Tayembwa, the area leadership, stakeholders and the people for warmly welcoming NWSC.
"We are aggressively extending our network to serve more people in all our areas of operation." she added