Fort Portal: Residents Threaten Mass Demo Over Water Crisis


information pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The most affected areas are Bukwali in East division, Rwengoma and Nyabukara trading centre in West division.

The aggrieved residents have given National Water and Sewerage Corporation three days to have provided them with water or else they storm the streets and demonstrate over their incompetence.

Nyabukara residents said they have spent two weeks without water after the Municipal engineers constructing the Nyabukara-Boma road cut the water pipes.

Moses Musinguzi, a leader and deputy head teacher St. Peter & Paul’s Primary school, said the pipes along Boma Nyabukara road were broken down and damaged by the Fort Portal engineers during the construction of the road.

Night Mubarak, a resident of Nyabukara West division, said she has an extended family and which uses plenty of water.

“I’m ready to join the demonstration and we protest the lack of water should the NWSC fails to provide the water by Wednesday this week.”

The women say that life have become difficult for them as they collect water from the dirty wells and swamps which is likely to cause diseases to their children.

Banura Agnes a land lady confesses that “all the people renting in my house have threatened to leave and go to other areas.

“They said they cannot stay in my house without water. We want NWSC to connect us with immediate effect because we pay them our money.”

According to the chairman LC 1 Nyabukara, the water crisis has affected over 80 households in Nyabukara A and B.

“When the constructors uprooted and damaged the pipes, we informed the officials from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation but they have been tossing and pushing us around.”

Mr. John Tibenda, the NWSC manager Fort Portal branch, alleges that the pipes were broken down by the Fort Portal engineers during the construction of the roads and unfortunately they did not informed us.

“Plans have been finalised to have the pipes fixed before the strike is on.”


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