When families start rationing drinking water then you know there is a serious problem A serious water shortage has hit Kyebando, lower Nsooba and upper Kawempe forcing some people to go without water for days.
By Paul Mayinja
When families start rationing drinking water then you know there is a serious problem
A serious water shortage has hit Kyebando, lower Nsooba and upper Kawempe forcing some people to go without water for days.
“It’s pathetic. I have even seen families split. Women have divorced because of their husbands’ failure to have homes in areas that have water,” one of the residents revealed.
Nsooba zone B chairman Ronald Ssempijja confirmed that two families split in his area due to lack of water. He also reported rampant cases of divorce in other areas.
Matters have not helped in lower Nsooba by the fencing off of the areas only well. An investor whose names could not be immediately established does not want trespassers on his land. “Unfortunately the well was in his plot,” complained residents.
It is therefore common to people in the area even fetching water from contaminated drainages along northern by pass.
Doreen Nassali a resident of lower Nsooba Mulago 1 parish states “I find it hard to cross northern by pass to Nsooba B in order to access water.”
She has some bad memories of the by pass.“One day as I was crossing the road with two twenty liters jerry cans I was almost knocked by trailer.”
Residents urgently want government to provide with them free piped water. They currently pay sh300 for a jerry can cost 300/=, which they complain is too expensive.
Kyebando central ,Kanyanya ,Kyebando katale and Mulago residents also complain that they have not had piped water since December. They travel three and half miles to access clean water.
Charles Kasagga a resident of Kyebando central will never forget the day when his wife cheated on him on the pretext that she had gone for water in Kikaaya two and half mile away from their home.
Bwayise National Water and Sewerage Corporation Manager Zam Musoke urged residents hit by water shortage to remain patient as they work on the problem immediately.
Water shortage hits Kawempe as families split