Date : 25/04/15 Station : VOTU HQTRS By : VOTU reporter We are celebrating the International Water day today at Lwanjiri B Village Butende Parish Ngando Sub County Butambala District. 2012-world-water-day-  UgandaWater000011701       Date : 20/04/15 Station : VOTU HQTRS By : VOTU reporter

VOTU in conjunction with GGP-Department Embassy of Japan embarked on funding and supervising a project in Butambala District.

waterThe project code named “Butambala Water Hygiene and Sanitation Improvement Project” will benefit around 48,000 rural people in Budde, Kalamba and Bulo Sub counties.  Funds procured from GGP worth 92000 US Dollars will be used to construct and install 3 rainwater harvesting tanks with a capacity of 10000 liters each. These tanks will be installed at Bunyenye UMEA Primary School, Katumwa Junior School and Kabasanda Muslim Primary School.

Another activity will involve the drilling of 9 deep boreholes around the three subcouonties.

Training of the water user committees, creation of school sanitary clubs, and sensitization of the community on the usage of clean and safe water will be carried out in this project.  The District local government will be the overall supervisor to this project according to Mr. Dan Lutaya the programs officer from VOTU. He further said that the project will be completed and handed over to the District within 12 months.

Actual activities have already started. These include Hydro geological survey for the boreholes, construction of bases for water tanks, installation of gutters and accessories for the three water tanks, training of the water user committees and creation of sanitary clubs.

An interim report which our report saw has been already submitted to VOTU, the District and GGP.

We have also learned that drilling or the nine deep wells and installation of three water tanks will commence in two weeks time from now.

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