Bhante Buddharakkhita led the official inauguration of two water boreholes on Friday, August 15, 2020 in Nalugala and Rwanjaba-Kasenyi, Entebbe. The work was carried out by INTROPIA LTD, a local borehole construction company.
Safe and clean water will now be accessible in these two villages. Rwanjaba is a fishing village located along the shores of Lake Victoria in Kasenyi, Entebbe Municipality, while Nalugala-Mawugulu Cell is located in Kitala, Entebbe.
The two boreholes were inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Ronald Kalema Basamulekere, the Mayor of Katabi Town Council. The first borehole was donated by Ms. Dolores Watson from New Orleans, USA and the second one by Buddhist Hub, and Australian based charity.
In Rwanjaba, the borehole will provide clean water to over 2,000 villagers in the area, who through their area chairperson expressed deep gratitude for this great initiative. Whereas in Nalugala, the borehole will provide water to over 5,000 people. The Lord Mayor expressed his deep gratitude and linked Water and Sanitation Project to other projects of the Uganda Buddhist Centre that have supported community development and the health of the population his town council. “By providing our community with access to safe drinking water, you have ensured more life and health to our people,” he said. For the management of the boreholes, monitoring committees were set up.
Over the past 12 years, the Uganda Buddhist Centre has through its donors financed the construction of 8 boreholes in Entebbe area. This has helped communities to improve on its health, education and economic welfare.
There are many communities around Uganda that are water-stressed. Women and children take long to collect water due to the long distance and queues at the existing water sources. Also, the water being collected is not clean and safe for drinking.
We would like to invite you to contribute to this noble project. You can offer a village a borehole.
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