Countryside Reports, Mitooma
Residents of the Six villages found in Kiyanga sub county, Ruhinda North, Mitooma district were on Tuesday 12th March 2019 left undeniably happy and excited after a 169million Uganda shilling community welfare project was launched in their area.
The villages of Kisiizi 1, Kisiizi 11, Kibisha Mwiika, Kyeshabo, Kaagati, and Kibingo are now set to benefit from the donation, a step that will see the area turn into a better place to live in.
The villages will have a health facility (HC11), two water tanks (70,000 and 100,000 liters), four and six stance water borne toilets, and a shallow well built in their area. The project will also cover solar system, power generator, and a water pump.
Once completed, the locals will find solutions for the challenges that they have been grappling with for a long time, which include; inadequate health care system, water shortage, and poor sanitation which had hindered many children from going to school.
According to Sister Ephrance Nuwamanya, the project coordinator, the six villages were selected to benefit from the project after a realization that people in the area were still suffering from diseases like typhoid, and others and health services had not been brought closer to them.
The Rotary club of Bushenyi president, Mr. Nicolus Kagurutsya said that the project is expected to be complete in a period of three months because everything is in place in line with what is in the bill of quantities.
He re-emphasized the Rotary Club’s commitment to promote peace, fight diseases, providing clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and help local economies to grow.
During the project launch, the Mitooma district health officer, Dr. Chris Kagwisagye Matene appreciated Rotary club of Bushenyi and BIRD for identifying a gap and attempting to fill it with action.
He reiterated on the need to improve sanitation in schools so that pupils especially girls can get user friendly services like clean toilets and latrines which will keep them in school.
“User friendly services extended to this area will keep our girls in school because they will no longer share latrines with boys.” He said
Dr Matene also welcomed the initiative of extending clean water to the area saying that lack of clean water had become the biggest cause of disease among the population.
The launch of the project attracted locals, area and district leaders, Local council heads, and religious leaders who altogether welcomed and blessed the development.