Missenyi district water engineer, Luth Isaac told this paper recently that the government is determined to ensure reliable supply of the precious liquid, hence decisions to rehabilitate the water project which stopped functioning for more than five years.
Eng Issac said the project’s infrastructures were dilapidated.
She said the government has so far rehabilitated the Bugombe village water project with the capacity to produce 135 cubic meters of water. She said water distribution pipes had been laid at Kikukwe village connecting it to the pump-house.
The water projects according to Isaac are being implemented by the Bukoba Urban, Water and Sanitation Authority (BUWASA).
BUWASA water Engineer, Yazidi Bwikizo said they have involved local leaders in the implementation of the projects to ensure community participation in making them sustainable.
“We are involving locals in a number of works to make them feel it is their property and be responsible for ensuring it lasts longer. So far everything is going on smoothly and we expect to complete the project on time”, said Bwikizo.
Jovitha Julius from Bugombe village said completion of the project will provide relief to the residents especially women and girls who were forced to walk long distances in search of water.
She said the residents were also spending a lot of monies to purchase water whereas a 20 liters bucket was sold at 500/-.
The project at Kanyigo will also benefit students at the Kanyigo Muslim secondary school and the surrounding villages.