250 residents of Hospital Cell in Kabale Municipality hit by a water crisis.
More than 250 residents of Hospital Cell in Kabale Municipality have
been hit by a water crisis forcing them to trek long distances for
They accuse National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) officials
for keeping a deaf ear from the residents. They claim that getting
water for cooking, bathing, washing clothes and drinking has become
rather difficult for several families.
Ben Andema who owns a hotel in the area says that they are finding it
hard to cope with the water crisis. He added that they have to incur
extra costs to pay boda boda cyclists who collect water from wells and
springs. A 20-litre jerrycan of water now is being sold at 500 to 800
shillings from the boda boda cyclists.
Sarah Murongo, the senior hospital administrator for Kabale regional
referral hospital says that the issue of water is a great challenge to
the hospital. She says that they now mostly depend on rainy water
which is not enough compared the patients and attendants who visit the
hospital every day.
Lenny Ottai, the National water and Sewerage Corporation Manager
Kabale Branch says that he had not received any complaint from the
residents. He however said that they are going to check where the
problem is to see that it is addressed in a short time.