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EU funds water project

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th May 2007 03:00 AM

THE European Union (EU) has earmarked sh65b to supply clean water to the northern region, writes Luke Kagiri . The programme will help the internally displaced persons in Kitgum and the neighbouring districts to access water as they return home.

THE European Union (EU) has earmarked sh65b to supply clean water to the northern region, writes Luke Kagiri . The programme will help the internally displaced persons in Kitgum and the neighbouring districts to access water as they return home.

Commissioning the sh8b water supply system in Mubende town on Friday, the head of the EU delegation, Vincent De Visscher, said the EU was committed to helping Ugandans access clean water. The project was funded by the EU and the Government.

De Visscher appealed to the government and the Directorate of Water Development to charge low prices for water in rural areas. He encouraged the public to pay water bills promptly to maintain the project.

“There should be zero tolerance for people and institutions who do not want to pay their water bills. Everybody must pay for the water; even the Police and the army should comply,” the ambassador said.

The water supply system is part of the mid-western Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project under the Urban Water and Sanitation Sub-Sector of the Directorate of Water Development which targets small towns.

The Minister of state for Water and environment, Jennifer namuyangu, urged residents to make good use of the water system to improve themselves economically and socially.

EU funds water project

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