Kisoro Residents Protest Unreliable Water Supply

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Robert Mukasa, the Engineer of NWSC Kisoro branch has apologized to the consumers, saying that the most affected areas are above the water reservoirs, which make it difficult to pump water there due to lack of a generator.

Kisoro Municipal residents are protesting the unreliable water supply by National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC. Residents say they only receive water once a month, which is unacceptable.

 
They say the irregular water supply has forced them to trek several kilometers to fetch water from streams. The most affected areas include Rucheribuga, Bigina, Bikoro and Kasemusebo.
 

Residents accuse NWSC of failure to upgrade their system to provide them efficient water supply. They also claim that NWSC has never come out to explain the cause of intermittent water supply.

 
Johnson Ahinshakiye, one of the affected residents from Rucheribuga, says irregular water supply has greatly affected their way of living.



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Jonah Rwarinda, a resident of Bikoro who deals in porridge accuses NWSC for failure to inform consumers when the water will not be available so that they store some for use. According to Rwarinda, the inconsistent water supply has affected the smooth operation of several businesses.

 
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Robert Mukasa, the Engineer of NWSC Kisoro branch has apologized to the consumers, saying that the most affected areas are above the water reservoirs, which make it difficult to pump water there due to lack of a generator.
 
 
Mukasa however refutes claims by residents that they only receive water once a month, saying they pump water twice every week.
 
 
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About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.