Scaling up WASH projects in Bunyoro region

November 18, 2022 12:14 pm

Published by Partners for Community Transformation

After a needs assessment survey in Mubende and Kakumiro districts, we realized that safe and clean water access rate in Kakumiro district is low standing at 32% according to the Uganda water atlas 2021 and this vary from 12 % in Kakindo Sub-County to 95 % in Bwanswa Sub-County. Kakumiro District has 635 domestic water points which serve a total of 148,464 people in rural areas. Like Kakumiro district, the September 2021 National water atlas indicate that the access rates in Mubende district stands at 31%, varying from 17 % in Nabingoola to 95 % in Kiyuni Sub-County. Mubende has 594 domestic water points which serve a total of 147,248 people in rural areas.

Kakumiro and Mubende districts largely rely on contaminated water sources that exposes them to various unavoidable water borne diseases like cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and hepatitis A that have largely left most of the households in absolute poverty due to high medical bills associated to waterborne diseases treatment and has also cut out critical learning time for children thus affecting their performance in class.

It’s against this back ground that PaCT decided to take her next water project to Kakumiro and Mubende districts aiming at Improving productivity, sanitation and hygiene outcomes for 3375 households in Mubende and Kakumiro through Increased access to sustainable safe and clean water to 13,500 individual and 2,080 pupils by constructing of 22 and 23 water points in Mubende and Kakumiro respectively by September 2023 and Improve the health of 16,875 community members (3375 households) through increased knowledge in hygiene and environmental and institutional sanitation in Mubende and Kakumiro Districts.

With this we are stopping the water borne diseases associated to contaminated water thus helping families save the money they have been spending on medical treatment and learners will be able to attend classes thus improved school attendance hence better performance. Implementation in Kakumiro district has already started and for Mubende district was put on hold due to Ebola outbreak.