(L-R) Former BOU Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende, Rotary District Governor, DG. Rosetti Nabbumba and Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua during the commissioning of Gravity Water Project in Bududa District
Over 2,000 residents of Buwali Sub county, Bududa district are set to benefit from the recently commissioned UGX 335M piped water supply system funded by Uganda Breweries Limited.
Construction of the water supply system commenced in May 2019 and was implemented in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kampala North, with the aim of improving access to safe and adequate water in Bududa district.
The water project was commissioned by the Rotary District Governor, DG. Rosetti Nabbumba in the presence of Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua, the former BOU Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende and the Bududa district leadership team and community.
Speaking during the commissioning, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Alvin Mbugua said, “Uganda Breweries Limited is pleased to be part of a project that will enhance growth in the community through provision of basic and essential necessities such as clean and safe water. By constructing a reliable water supply facility in this area, we hope to ease access to clean and safe water, which will ensure a healthier community.”
Mr. Mbugua emphasized the importance of piped water systems in freeing the community from the poverty trap, where they dedicate much of their time to carrying water over long distances.
Bududa as a region has insufficient access to clean and safe water as the few spring wells serving the residents are hard to access due to the mountainous terrain of the area.
“The demand for clean and safe water in Uganda is increasing every single day and we should all acknowledge the importance of fulfilling this demand. I am pleased that we have commissioned this project that will directly benefit thousands of people in Buwali Sub County and the neighboring community.” Said Rosetti Nabbumba the Rotary District Governor.
The Bududa LC5 chairman, Wilson Watiraacknowledged Uganda Breweries and Rotary Uganda for their efforts in empowering and developing the region by providing clean and safe water. He added that the community has chosen and trained a group of people who are going to manage and maintain the project and also sensitize communities to promote good sanitation
Uganda Breweries Limited has in the past years run similar projects.Under the Water of Life initiative, UBL supports projects that help combat water poverty by improving access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
UBL has previously constructed over 30 boreholes in Acholi and Lango sub-regions, Northern Uganda targeting sorghum farming communities who supply the brewery with raw material for production.The company has also constructed a number of sanitation facilities in a number of urban slums as well as water harvesting systems at regional referral hospitals including Entebbe, Jinja and Mbarara.