Water Crisis hits Ryakarimira T/C

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July 3, 2024    By Country Radio   

Water Crisis hits Ryakarimira T/C

Kabale: Ryakarimira Town Council in Kabale District is facing severe water shortage, despite being located near Lake Bunyonyi. 

This was revealed on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, during a piggery project distribution event to locals from Kacerere ward, Hamuhambo ward all in Ryakarimira town council and Musamba parish in Rubaya sub-county by Kabale District Woman MP, Atwakiire Catherine Ndamira.

Local leaders, including Basheija Edmand, the Chairperson of Hamuhambo Local Council, and Twebaze Andrew, Chairperson of Kigarama Cell, expressed their concerns about the seasonal piped water supply, which is only available twice a month.

They said that this has forced residents to trek long distances to wells down the Hills, where a jerrican of water costs 1000 shillings.

The heavy downpour in April this year affected the wells, and the crops were destroyed, further exacerbating the water crisis. 

They added that the situation has also affected the education of students, who must first fetch water for domestic use before attending classes.

Mbabazi Peace Muntu, the Deputy Mayor of Ryakarimira Town Council, described the situation as unfortunate, given the town’s proximity to Lake Bunyonyi. 

She noted that many residents cannot afford the 1000 shillings for a jerrican of water, posing a significant threat to the elderly and vulnerable members of the community.

Atwakiire Catherine Ndamira, the Kabale District Woman MP, pledged to involve technical experts to address the water issue in Ryakarimira Town Council.

 She emphasized the need for adequate water supply for the piggery project to succeed and urged immediate action to address the situation before it worsens.”

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