The local community in Willa sub county in Acinga village in Amuria community celebrated and danced as MTN Uganda officially commissioned a safe water and sanitation project that was implemented by Wera Development Agency a local partner partner NGO working in the district.
WaterAid in Uganda on behalf of the people of Willa sub county received the proceeds from the 2011 marathon amounting to the tune of 230 million shillings that was used to construct six boreholes,24 rain water harvesting jars(small household tanks)four Ferro-cement tanks for the rural poor schools and 509 bio sand filters.
The project was officially launched by the woman member of parliament of Ngora Jaclyn Amongin and the MTN chief executive officer Mazen Mroe together with local leaders and the community of the area on Thursday after in the remote country that has been grabbling without safe water for a long time.
“Our situation has been terrible we have been getting water from the swamps and that is during the dry seasons and in the wet season we just collect water from the flooded areas,” Richard Epulu, the LC 3 chairman said. “We extremely grateful to MTN, WaterAid and WEDA for this project that they have implemented however this subcounty still needs 40 more boreholes.”
It is estimated that 10 million people in Uganda have access to safe water and sanitation. This year’s MTN will be giving back to the community of Bududa in this year’s MTN marathon.