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Sh225m for safe water

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th January 2008 03:00 AM

JINJA

OVER sh225m has been earmarked for the rehabilitation of 32 boreholes and shallow water points in Kagoma county, Jinja district to improve health and sanitation standards.

JINJA

OVER sh225m has been earmarked for the rehabilitation of 32 boreholes and shallow water points in Kagoma county, Jinja district to improve health and sanitation standards.

JINJA

By Ayiga Ondoga

OVER sh225m has been earmarked for the rehabilitation of 32 boreholes and shallow water points in Kagoma county, Jinja district to improve health and sanitation standards.

The project is funded by Christian Humanitarian Organisation (CHO), a non governmental organisation, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints based in Kampala.

Elder Ron Bean, the CHO country director, said 12 boreholes have already been rehabilitated with assistance from water experts from the US. Bean appealed to other donor communities and stakeholders to fund health programmes because diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis are still prevalent.

“Let’s help and love each other in order to develop our societies,” Bean stressed.

He urged the beneficiaries to take care of the projects in their areas so as to improve their living standards and income.

He led a team of officials to tour Kagoma Orphans and Health Care (KOHC) project which his organisation funds. KOHC looks after orphans and women living with HIV/AIDS in Bituli village, Jinja district. He donated 150 mosquito nets, 150 blankets, 12 Friesian cows and seven bicycles to the organisation.

The ceremony held at the orphanage on January 17 was witnessed by former state minister for health, Mike Mukula, Jinja district LC5 chairman, Lt. Hannington Basakana, Jinja district speaker, Agnes Nabirye, area members of parliament and district officials.

Mukula donated 50 boxes of washing soap and ten footballs for the youths.He commended the donor communities for doing tremendous work in up-lifting the living standards of the disadvantaged people.

Sh225m for safe water

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