Commissioning the 9 Rural Growth Center Piped Water Systems in Lake Kyoga Basin, Eastern Uganda held in Kibuku District.
The Minister for Water and Environment Hon. Sam Cheptoris together with H.E. Kazuaki Kameda the Ambassador of Japan have successfully commissioned the 9 Rural Growth Center Piped Water Systems of the Project for Rural Water Supply in Lake Kyoga Basin, Eastern Uganda held in Kibuku District, Kasasira Town Council.
Addressing the audience, Hon. Sam Cheptoris the Minister for Water and Environment applauded the Government of Japan for supporting the Government of Uganda in ensuring increased piped safe water supply and improved sanitation through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japanese Government has tremendously supported the Ministry.
Hon. Sam Cheptoris requested the water boards to revise the water tariffs (50shs per jerrycan) as the Ministry aims at providing affordable and safe water services for all Ugandans.
The Ambassador of Japan to Uganda H.E. Kazuaki Kameda congratulated the Government of Uganda, Project Beneficiaries, District leaders for the successful completion of this project. He also thanked the communities for being positive about this water project. He then requested the Ministry to continue supporting the communities in regards to operation and maintenance for project sustainability.
Hon.Namiyangu Jennipher, State Minister for Local Government addressed that providing water in Kibuku District has helped reduce the disease burden, girl-child school drop, domestic violence, the burden of women carrying and moving long distance in search for safe water. She added that the project will avail women time for other economic activities
Hon.Namiyagu Jenipher thanked the Ministry for supporting development in the Eastern region. She appreciated the Japan Government for the great support provided to the Government of Uganda and requested the Ministry to keep with the district in regards to extending water services to the local community.
Speaking at the function Eng. Joseph Oriono Eyatu, the Commissioner Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department expressed gratitude to the Government of Japan for supporting the development and extension water services.
He informed the Ambassador that the respective district leadership and communities worked hand in hand with the project team which led to successful completion of this project. He thanked the community members for providing land.