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Fresh Water for Kititi in Uganda

By John Pittwood - Posted on 31 January 2016

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Vice President inaugurates water bore hole

The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village. This water carried risk of serious disease, so the new borehole The bore hole was completed in good time by professional civil engineers Hydrill and has now been officially inaugurated by the country’s Vice President Edward Ssekadi – who is also a Rotarian. Information about the bore has been sent by Apollo Saku, who manages the Planting for Hope Uganda project in Kititi. He writes: ‘The deep well is 100 metres below the ground water for the major water strike. The concrete casings were put down for 45 metres as a way to protect the deep well from possible fracturing from the bedrock and maximise the quality of water. The main aquifer yields between 35,000 - 40,000 litres of water for a single pump.......On average, a normal house hold here at Kititi per day they use between 3-5 litres of water. So can see how much water we have in our new bore hole. The entire Kititi village has about 300 households. There is plenty of water indeed!’ The villagers are both thrilled and grateful to have this source of clean water which is situated close to Cornerstone School. They have erected a plinth next to the pump which reads ‘Donated to Kititi by Bewdley and Kinver Rotary Clubs District 1060.UK, with another sign on the main road which passes the village. Kinver Rotary Club is now in the process of submitting an application to Rotary International for a major grant to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger in the Kititi community by developing self-sufficiency and wealth creation. The funding requested will support job creation schemes; planned small-scale commercial farming; send a pig, egg production, growing commercial crops (coffee,tomatoes, pineapples, passion fruit, eucalyptus trees, nursery bed) catering, tailoring. The aim is also to improve primary healthcare and education in the village which will support the objective of self-sufficiency and wealth creation.

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