Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has today donated UGX 335M towards
the construction of a water supply system that is aimed at improving access to
safe and adequate water in Bududa.

The two years water project is being implemented in
partnership with the Rotary Club of Kampala North. It will see both
entities construct a piped water supply system that will serve over 2,000 people
in Buwali Sub County and the neighboring communities.

The announcement was made by the Uganda Breweries
Managing Director Mark Ocitti at a ground breaking ceremony held at Budei
education center.

According to a community assessment done by Rotary Uganda, Bududa has insufficient access to clean and safe water as the few spring wells serving the residents are hard to access due to the terrain of the area.

In addition the majority of the people in the area have disabilities making it even more difficult for them to reach the water sources.

 “We are
pleased to be part of a project that will enhance development 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.”  Ocitti said.

Many people In Bududa and the neighboring areas are still lacking access
to clean water and other social services.

The BOU Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende, who is also the water project’s manager said, “Oftentimes, families have to move long distances to get water from unsafe sources which has posed health risks to them.

I am pleased that we are solving some of these issues with this water project that will directly benefit hundreds of people in Buwali Sub County and the neighboring community.”

The Bududa LC5 chairman, Wilson
Watira acknowledged Uganda Breweries and Rotary Uganda for their efforts in
empowering and developing the region by providing clean and safe water.

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 a total of 37 boreholes in Acholi sub-region, Northern Uganda targeting sorghum farming communities who supply the brewery with raw material for production.

In 2015, the company also partnered with Water Aid Uganda (WAU) to implement a 1billion water and sanitation project in Bulangira, Kibuku District.

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