Japan News Release
13th January 2011
Japan Gives Sironko District Piped Water
The government of Japan handed over a piped water project to the people of Nalusala Sub-County, formerly part of Bulwalasi Sub-County in Sironko District. The Nampembo Gravity Flow Scheme Project, which cost 151,565,331 Uganda Shillings including the external auditor fee, was implemented by Sironko District Local Government. A spring intake work and two masonry water reservoir tanks of 40M3 and 10M3 were installed and are well protected by chain links. 14 tap stands have been set up for community use.
“We have achieved the objective of increasing the water coverage in this area from 51% to 66%” said Ambassador Kato who presided at the hand over ceremony, which was held at the Sub-County office near the water source. He said that this project will give rise to improved health status and increased productivity among the people.
The project benefits approximately 3,500 people who live within the 8 villages of Nalusala Sub-County. It has reduced the distance and time villagers, especially children and women took to fetch water and consequently, the number of dropouts from schools has decreased.
The government of Japan funds such projects through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a financial scheme intended to support community-based development projects.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6