Under the BDFCDP, residents are supported by the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment, Icelandic cooperation, Water Mission, a Christian non-governmental organisation based in North Charleston, South Carolina, USA, and Grundfos, a Danish company that provides pumping systems.
The BDFCDP reaches a total of 39 villages in Buikwe district. In this locality, Grundfos has installed 23 boreholes and solar-powered pumping systems. Treated water is available through Grundfos, vending machines, AQTap, also provided by Grundfos, which operate as service stations.
To date, 107 Grundfos AQTap have already been installed in the villages covered by the programme. “With the support of partners, in particular Water Mission, the Embassy of Iceland and Grundfos, Buikwe District is celebrating today’s great success in providing clean drinking water to communities living in fish landing sites,” says Kigongo Mathias, President of Buikwe District. He adds: “More and more children are healthy and going to school. Women and men are becoming more productive and general living conditions are improving every day. On the whole, the programme has brought new optimism to fishing communities, which can now see a promising future.
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