A NEW water project has been commissioned in Kabale to provide tanks for over 100 households. A similar one will be launched in Kapchorwa.
There are three benefits going for these projects. Tapping rainwater ascertains that a hitherto underused resource, in which Uganda is abundantly gifted, is getting long overdue attention.
With our near year-round rainfall, moreover across most of the country, there is no reason why Ugandan households have to fetch water from afar.
The projects also show that the private sector can ably contribute to public social good well beyond their business interests. And the inclusion of social groups ascertains ownership of projects by locals, which is crucial for long-term sustenance.