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Japan News Release  
23rd September 2010                 

Japan hands-over Safe Water Sources to Communities

in Mbale District


Two sub-counties in Mbale district today rejoice over a piped water installation project that was supported by the government of Japan. The grant of Ush 146,200,000 was utilised for setting up a stone masonry reservoir, water pipes (13.2km) and 34 tap stands in the community. The project is a part of the extension of Busano-Busoba gravity flow scheme project the district is realizing, where the district has constructed 50 M3 water tank, 30 M3 water tank, 19 tap stands, 14 break pressure tanks and one water intake structure. 


Mbale District Local Government’s contribution towards this project was commended by Mr. Masaki Shiga, the Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, who officiated at the ceremony. He emphasized that safe drinking water and basic sanitation have been the main concerns of the international community. “Japan attaches a lot of importance to water and sanitation for the wellbeing of society.”


Over 25,000 people in Busano and Busoba sub-counties as well as schools and health centres will benefit from Japan’s contribution. This project will improve on the water and sanitation related problems in the communities identified. Mr. Shiga congratulated the communities on this achievement and called upon them to protect the water points to guard against pollution.


The donation by Japan is part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community-based development projects. Japan, steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with Africa through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidation of peace and good governance in Africa.


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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section)
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6


Detail of the project