Adjumani starts construction of multibillion water project in the district

Adjumani Water Project at Mirieyi refugee settlement under construction (Photo: David Anyanzo)

ADJUMANI, UGANDA; Adjumani district local government is benefiting from EU-IGAD funded Covid response funded project specifically designed for bordering districts targeting points of entry of Malaba and Busia and in Northern Uganda, Elegu Amuru District but Adjumani is included because it has been posing a positive impact on covid 19 responses.

According to Mr. Manga the assistant district health officer (ADHO) Adjumani district, IOM focus at the Covid 19 surveillance especially testing services while the UNICEF covers the broader aspect of the project and focuses on personal preventive equipment (PEPs) for the Prevention of further spread of the covid 19 and also case management like the donation of the New Ambulance given to the district a month ago

The multi-billion water project which is being constructed in Obolokongo health center 2 in Adropi and Mireyi Ofua sub-counties respectively and will benefit both the refugees and the citizens of the two sub-counties.

The project will be powered by 76 solar panels been installed each panel having a capacity of 275watts to run and pump the water for supply. This project is funded in the amount of 890million around 0.9billion Ugandan shillings 

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The district water officer Mr. Izakare Richard confirmed this and said that the distribution network has already been installed, tank tower foundation constructed and installation of tank tower and tank, supply and installation of KVA generator, switchboard, tapes chlorine Dozier are yet to be worked upon, according to him the work stands at 75 percent completed.

He said the provision of this water project is to boast the existing pipe water system at Mireyi refugee settlement and also increase the water coverage system and increase the functionality of the existing water project in the district. The construction is being undertaken by Davis and supplies limited and gotafoyo engineering limited respectively.

When fully completed will be able to solve all the water problems, improving health outcome in the district and provide full avenue for the safe water system in the areas for both citizens and refugees.

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