Unscrupulous businessmen tend to supply water collected from filthy drainage channels.
PIC: KCCA team removing the water tank pipes on orders of Musisi after the truck owner fled on seeing the city executive director as he was collecting drained dirty warer. (Credit: Vicky Wandawa)
KAMPALA - During times of water shortage, people tend to buy water from water truck suppliers confidnet that they are taking home clean water.
What they do not know or may ignore is that in most cases they risk their health when they buy water that has been collected from dirty drainage channels by some unscrupulous businessmen who careless about the health of their customers.
The Nsambya-Makindye drainage channel where one of the city water suppliers was got collecting water into thier water tank. (Credit: Vicky Wandawa)
This and many other activites are the leading causes of poor hygiene among Ugandans leading to the spread of diseases such as cholera.
Early this week, as the city executive director, Jennifer Musisi, toured the city, she landed on some people who were fecting water from a drainage channel in Nsambya, Makindye division.
When the driver of the truck noticed the executive director’s motorcade, he took off, leaving behind the truck and the pump.
Musisi ordered the Police to seize the generator that was being used to draw the water. She also advised people against buying drinking water from vehicles.
The water truck at the dirty drainage channel of Nsambya collecting water. (Credit: Vicky Wandawa)