The borehole, constructed through the support from a local mining company -Bulyanhulu Gold Mine will now serve over 3000 residents who have been trekking long distances in search of this precious commodity. The project included the construction of five water tanks with the capacity of storing 10,000 litres of water each.
Bulyanhulu Gold Mine acting manager John Almond says the construction of the borehole is part of the strategies of supporting local communities to access clean and reliable water.
“Before we began the project, residents in the area used to buy water at 1,000 per 20 litre jerrican due to the shortage of water sources,” said Almond.
Acting executive director for Msalala Council, Leonard Mabula urged the area residents to use the water well without waste, adding that the area has lacked water for a long time.
The chairperson of Kakora village Emmanuel Bombenda said there were over 16,000 residents who were depending on two boreholes which were not enough.