FCDE, NWODA move to boost accessibility to safe and clean water

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RUKUNGIRI– The public has been urged to always care and own projects donated by either government or any other organization if to benefit and gain from them as they are intended to.

This was sounded by Patience Ampumuza the programs Director of Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) Rukungiri during the launch of “NWODA Water Project” in Omukashanda cell, Nyabushenyi Parish in Nyarushanje sub county, Rukungiri district.

NWODA Water Project was spearheaded by Nyarushanje Women Development Association, a community based organization in Nyarushanje sub county using funds donated by the FCDE aimed at combating scarcity of clean and safe water.

The project valued to have cost over Ugx 7M is slated to benifit over seventy households where 16 will be given water taps and 54 accessible to a 5,000 water tank.

Speaking at the launch, Ampumuza revealed that most people don’t usually care for the donations thinking that they belong to the government or donors thus calling for mindset change and cooperate with “NWODA” for the success of this project.

Ampumuza however called on the NWODA leadership to work hand in hand with sub county and district authorities for the success of the projects in the area. 

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Jovial Kyobutungyi Kashemererwa the NWODA Executive Director told our reporter that she was concerned early this year when an old woman contracted tetanus after using unsafe water to clean a wound on her body.

Kyobutungyi added that she was compelled to write a proposal through FCDE requesting for a grant to increase access to safe water for vulnerable households in Omukashanda village.

Gumoshabe Caroline, Kamusiime Juliet, Prisca Tumwebaze, and Akampurira Ambroz some of the beneficiaries explained that they have been facing hard times to get clean water especially during the dry season thus thanking NWODA for thinking about them.

Taremwa Rowland Mathew the Community Development Officer “CDO” of Nyarushanje Sub County said that he will cooperate with the beneficiaries to ensure total protection of the project for it’s long existence.

Turyamureeba Kasukuli and Natukunda Pros Christine other beneficiaries revealed that they have been using water from ponds making their lives prone to different illnesses.

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In Uganda, it is estimated that 60% of the population has no access to clean and safe water, leading to the death of 33 children on a daily basis due to diarrhea from contaminated drinking water.