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The Project for the Improvement of Access to Safe Water in Soroti District


1. Project Detail



Pentecostal Assemblies of God Soroti

Amount of funding

US$ 99,140


Mr. Edward Etanu Okiror, Chairperson

Name of the project

The Project for the  Improvement of Access to Safe Water in Soroti District

Location of the project

Soroti District

Items that were funded through this project

Construction of 12 boreholes and provision of training for maintenance of boreholes

Date of Grant Signing

24 February 2014



Soroti District in the eastern part of Uganda called Teso, had been socio-economically affected by the regional dispute between 1987 and 1992. The average rate of access to safe water remains low at 58% in Arapai, Gweri, Kamuda and Tubur Sub-Counties where the project will take place, and many people in the community crowd for a borehole. Particularly, women and children bear a heavy burden to collect safe water, and many of them suffer from water borne diseases such as diarrhea and typhoid since they have to fetch unsafe drinking water from a nearby spring. The project will construct 12 boreholes and provide training for maintenance of the boreholes which will increase access to safe water for 17,350 people in 12 villages in Soroti District.




2. Grant Contract Ceremony


H.E. Junzo Fujita, the Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, and  Mr. Edward Etanu Okiror, Chairperson, have signed the grant contract on 26th February 2014 at the Embassy of Japan.


Press Release


Handing over of the Grant Contract   Speech by implementing organization