Ibanda residents attack NGO over shoddy water works

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Leaking water pipes

Residents of Kigunga Cell in Rukiri Sub County Thursday attacked a Non-Government Organisation “Living Water International Uganda” for doing shoddy work while constructing Kigunga Water Flow scheme.

On 18th December 2018, hundreds of people gathered at Kigunga Catholics Primary school in Kigunga Trading centre to launch a multi-million water flow scheme but unfortunately residents are now regretting why they allowed Living Water International Uganda to operate in their area.

Over 100 residents gathered at the same place accusing the same organisation of doing shoddy work, saying the scheme is likely not to be in existence for even five years if government doesn’t intervene.

They also accuse the scheme contractors of demolishing their old scheme and failing to replace it.

Water tank

Other residents said they requested Living Water International Uganda to give them 28 tap stands but instead they gave them 15 tap stands which cannot satisfy the Population of Kigunga Parish.

Gilbert Tumuhirwe , the Director St Paul Kigunga Primary school, accused

Living Water International Uganda of failing to give all institutions in Kigunga Parish water and yet institutions like churches, schools and health facilities should be given first priority.

Bags used in constructing Water Tank

The residents have appealed to Ibanda District stakeholders to come immediately and intervene.

Michael Tumwebaze, the coordinator Living Water International Uganda Ibanda Area, told edge.ug that they are aware of the complaints and they are working hard to solve the matter.

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