Kazo district: UGX 402m Mukunguru Valley Tank handed over in Buremba.
Following the completion of Mukunguru Valley Tank, in Buremba sub-county, Kazo district, the Kazo district technical team through the department of Water and Production has today handed over the project to the beneficiaries.
The project construction commenced on 10th August 2020, was completed on 1st April 2021 and officially handed over to the beneficiary community on Wednesday, 17th August 2022.
The tank which was constructed by the government of Uganda through Ministry of Water and Environment through Water for production Regional Centre West saw the implementation of the construction of multipurpose reservoirs for irrigation, livestock, watering and fisheries with an aim of improving livelihoods for people and creating better access to water for livestock to increase productivity.
Francis Bakiika, the project engineer revealed that the project cost over UGX 402million and comprises of an excavated reservoir with a capacity of up to 18,000,000 litres of water, a pump control room, solar powered pump and solar panels mounted on a structure, transmission and distribution of Pipelines, three cattle troughs, and two 10,000 litre plastic tanks among others.
Speaking at the handover function that took place at Mukunguru Catholic Church in Buremba Sub-county, Kazo district on Wednesday, David Muhwezi, the Deputy CAO, who handed over the certificate of completion of the project to authorities in Buremba Town Council asked the chairman user committee to work together with the beneficiaries to protect the project.
Muhwezi also emphasized that the project is designed to provide water for the animals and asked the locals to boil the water before drinking it, to avoid diseases.
Al-Hajji Mawiya Lule, the RDC Kazo district asked the residents to always protect government projects.
Lule also revealed that as chief monitors and supervisors, they are facing challenges with rampant environmental degradation and asked the area residents to vacate wetlands and protect the environment.
Byonanebye Gaudioza, the chairman user committee who doubles as the parish priest appreciated the government and ministry of water and environment for the project and pledged to ensure that it is well protected.
James Matagaizi, the Chairman LC III Buremba Sub-county applauded the Catholic Church for offering the land on which the project was implemented as well as government for providing clean water to the area residents.