Water shortage hits Adjumani
Posted Wednesday, January 30 2013 at 02:00
A community of 1,000 shares a school borehole.
At least 200 households in four villages of Central I and II in Adjumani Town Council continue to grapple with a severe water crisis as the only borehole in the vicinity is shared by over 1,000 residents.
With the new school term just around the corner, residents are worried that water from the borehole at Adjumani Central Primary School, which is also shared with about 1,200 pupils, teachers and non-teaching staff, will not be sufficient.
According to the chairperson of the water committee, Ms Alice Ippe, the water crisis is being accelerated by the growing population.
She said some of the residents have newly installed but non-functional water taps under a Shs3.5 billion government and donor project.
The head teacher, Ms Santa Aserua, said the water shortage has affected school attendance.
The Town Clerk, Mr Samuel Lagu, recently assured the residents that they would soon get water once the multi-billion water project is complete.