Japan News Release
24th August 2011
Japan Provides Safe Water in Kiboga
Residents of Bukomero Town in Kiboga District have received a piped water system that has been constructed with funds provided by the government of Japan through its Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The project of 80,085 US dollars was signed between the Embassy of Japan in Uganda and Kiboga District in February 2010.
The projectcaters for the installation of water supply pipelines, water kiosks, pump station with motorized pump and water reservoir tank. The system will work bysubmersible pumps, which will be empowered to pump water from the deep well to the reservoir tank, and the water will flow through gravity to the water kiosks, thus providing the community with accessibility to the water.
H. E. Kazuo Minagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, officiated the ceremony which took place at Bukomero Town Council headquarters. He emphasized that safe water was a basic human need and called upon the community to take good care of the water facility.
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 development projects to uplift the life of grassroots people. So far, 21 out of the total 147 projectsfunded under the schemesince its initiation in Uganda in 1992, have been water and sanitation projects.
Japan, steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with African countries through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidating peace and good governance in Africa.
For more information, please contact:
Ms.Kikome Yunia Masembe(Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Achiro Beatrice Otto (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
P.O.Box 23553, Kampala
Tel: 0414-349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6