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Residents of Kitoma Cell in Busiisi Division in Hoima municipality have petitioned the second Deputy premier and minister of public service, Henry Muganwa Kajura over lack of safe drinking water in their area.
The residents through their area General secretary, Abel Muheesi say the village of over 300 house holds depends on one borehole and a spring well.
Worst of all none of these is properly functional. According to Muheesi the only borehole constructed by the district local government seven years ago is now none functional.
The community now struggles to get water at a spring well whereas others get it from shallow wells.
Godfrey Busiinge, a resident of the area says the spring well is also almost drying up because the water flow has drastically reduced. He says as a result people have to lineup into long queues for water.
Busiinge says people who cannot withstand the conditions end up going for water from shallow wells.
The residents have asked Kajura to prevail on them and have their only borehole rehabilitated and have other water sources constructed in their area.
The residents presented their concerns to the minister in meeting at Kitoma church of Uganda last evening. Kajura is campaigning for re-election as Hoima municipality member of parliament.
Answering to the residents' complaints he promised to have all their water problems solved, once he is voted back into office.
The minister faces stiff competition from former Hoima Chief Administrative Officer Patrick Mwesigwa Isingoma, an independent, FDC's Patrick Baguma and a primary school teacher, Hillary Bisoborwa.