Over 500,000 benefitting from water and sanitation development facility
By Owen Wagabaza
The water crisis in Kako town in Masaka district had reached its peak. dotted with a number of unclean water sources from which they fetched water, the residents of Kako also shared these water sources with animals.
The nearest clean water source was in Bukakata village, where a lone borehole served over five villages. “The situation was bad. Because we shared the water sources with animals, diseases like dysentery, diarrhoea, trachoma, typhoid, cholera and many others became rampant,” says Donozia Ssebugwawo, a resident of Kako.
But in 2013, a water supply system was constructed by the Water and Sanitation Development Facility Central in partnership with the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. “Ever since the system was constructed, life has changed for the better. Our health has improved and the town is booming. more people are attracted to it because of the clean water,” Ssebugwawo explains.
The water and sanitation development facility is a service delivery and funding mechanism aimed at developing water supply and sanitation infrastructure in rural growth centres, which are towns with populations of 500 to 5,000 people and small towns (5,000 to 15,000).
The water and sanitation development facility central serves a total of 25 districts in central and mid-western Uganda. The districts are Hoima, Buliisa, Masindi, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Kiboga, Kibaale, Luwero, Mityana, Masaka, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Kalangala, Wakiso, Buvuma, Gomba, Kiryandongo, Kyankwanzi, Butambala, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu and Lwengo. CLICK HERE FOR MORE