Luweero district abandons solar powered mini water schemes

The schemes were introduced in 2016 to address water shortages in the district, and to replace shallow wells and deep boreholes, which were initially, the main water technologies used in the district.  

Under the scheme, a motorized borehole and a reservoir was constructed to distribute water to three or more points and ease pressure on other facilities. The district needed over 200 million Shillings for each scheme. However, Luweero District Chairman Ronald Ndawula says this has been found to be expensive.  

The plan has evoked mixed reactions from local leaders and residents.

Read more: The Independent



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