Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Documents

From June 2010 to 2016, a total of 4,840,000 persons have been served with clean safe water in the rural areas of Uganda within a radius of 1km, representing safe water coverage of 64% with an average functionality of 84% through spring protection, borehole drilling with hand pump installation, piped gravity flow schemes and piped schemes for rural growth centers.

Safe water supply to rural areas in the country has been developed through the decentralized conditional grants to the District Local Governments. This is in addition to a number of centrally managed programmes at the Ministry of Water and Environment together with partner Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), UNICEF and the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF).

Bukedea GFS Revised RAP Report

Bukedea District is water stressed and lies within the flood zone and hence faces a major challenge of increasing access to clean and safe water to its rapidly growing population amidst diminishing water resources both in quantity and quality. Ground water resources
have proved inadequate to meet the district’s   potable   water demand.

Bukedea GFS ESIAs and Disclosures

Environmental and social assessments are necessary with a view to evaluating the current ground environmental and social status, opinion of the local communities; establish the potential social and economic benefits or negative impacts of the project. Appropriate remedial actions will also need to be identified and integrated in the project design and implementation.