By Libino Byamukama
African Water solutions (AWS) has been praised for its role in promoting sanitation and hygiene through different activities including constructing water tanks to water stressed areas.
Praises were made by a section of Kanaba sub county residents and district councilors on the works committee during the district council inspection on its project progress in Kanaba and Bukimbiri sub counties.
African water solutions have constructed over 100 water tanks both communal, institutional and individually owned in the two sub counties
Speaking to the voice of Muhabura, residents of Kamugoyi village, Muhindura parish in Kanaba sub county where the project has constructed eight water tanks each of 6000 liters’ capacity commended AWS for relieving them of walking long distances on the hills of Gifumba looking for water that is also contaminated by animals.
District councilors- on the works and technical committee appreciated AWS for its tremendous contribution to the government of Uganda.
They added that all its activities are of standard and asked Kisoro district local government to copy it so that all tenderers can emulate it.
The Kisoro district works and technical committee chairperson, Byamugisha Deus said that the Kisoro district council will officially write a letter of appreciation to African water solution thanking it for its contribution.
He requested that it expand its activities to other water stressed areas in the district.
Meanwhile, the Program field officer at AFRICA WATER SOLUTIONS in Kisoro and Rubanada districts, Kampire Annet Mutabazi noted that the organization is aiming at reducing diarrheal diseases to less than 10% in the whole country.
She added that the organization is also constructing menstrual houses in different schools in Kisoro district to reduce absenteeism among girls.