By Innocent Atuganyira
CNOOC has handed over a 1.6bn water project
The solar powered gravity water flow system that is situated in Nsonga village in Buhuka parish Kyangwali Sub County was handed over on Wednesday.
The water source was constructed by Samka Construction Company limited with funding from CNOOC Uganda limited to avail the locals with clean drinking water
Zakalia Lubega, the manager social corporate affairs at CNOOC Uganda limited, says they decided to construct the water system to provide clean drinking water to the community.
‘’Initially residents were getting water from Lake Albert that is contaminated, the community should jealously guard the water project since it is for their own benefit,’’ Lubega said.
Sam Kajojo, the managing director of Samka Construction Company limited says the water project construction commenced in February this year adding that the water system will supply 7520 litres of water per day.
‘’We have constructed 54 tap stands and each tap stand is to serve 200 people in a day,’’ he added.
The water project will serve the six villages of Kyabasambu, Songs A and B, Kyakapere, Sunzu A and B.
The Kikuube district LCV Chairperson Peter Banura applauded the government and CNOOC for the initiative saying residents will now have access to clean and safe drinking water.
Racing Nyamundu, a resident of songs landing site says the water system will help reduce the outbreak of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea that are common in the area due to consumption of contaminated water from the lake.