KAYUNGA—The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bbaale County in the Kayunga District, National Unity Platform (NUP)’s Hon. Charles Tbandeke, has kick-started the construction of boreholes across the Constituency to help curb water challenges in the area.
The construction, done in partnership with his foreign development partners through a non-governmental organization (NGO), is to provide clean water for constituents and also salvage the problem of water scarcity in the area.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held in various villages of Bbaale under strict observance of Ministry of Health (MOH) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Hon.Tebaneke said the intervention was part of his “New Bbaale Initiative”, aimed at undertaking development projects that would help to improve the living standards of constituents.
‘’ I would like to use this opportunity to urge the people of Bbaale and other beneficiary communities that a high sense of community participation in these social interventions that we bring is a condition for sustainability. Please ensure that this borehole project is well maintained so that it will serve you and others for a long time’’, said Tebandeke.
Councilor of Wabuyinja Ward one, Nasande Annet, expressed gratitude for the kind gesture.
“We thank you distinguished Honorable for this timely gesture, it is highly appreciated, I pray that God will grant you the zeal to keep doing more to the entire Constituency .The Water facility will be used for the purpose it’s meant for to the benefit of all,” Nasande assured.
Okadapao Difaasi, the Local Chairperson said the scarcity of water was a major problem that inhabitants in the area faced.
He added that the projects were not limited to the provision of drinkable water to the people, but other developments that would transform the Bbaale Constituency to enhance the livelihoods of residents.
Ssentongo Emanuel, the Chairperson for Kyato Village in Kitimbwa also expressed gratitude to the MP and his partners for the intervention.
Bogere Hamba , Councilor representing Nkokonjeru ward revealed that the aea was one of the driest villages in Bbaale County.
‘’Girls had to miss school as they spent several hours looking for water on a daily basis. These boreholes will positively change the lives of our people in Bbaale County.”said Bogere.