|Three southern districts in clean water drive
Nyanza, 12th March, 2012
Residents living in rural areas of three districts in the Southern Province are set to benefit from a new water project.
A study is already being carried out in the three districts of Ruhango, Muhanga and Nyanza.
The study, commissioned by the Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA), under its National Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (PNEAR), is being conducted by a Tunisian company, SCET-Tunisie.
On Friday, provincial officials, EWSA and SCET-Tunisie officials met to discuss the provisional findings of the study.
The discussions focused on a draft water distribution master plan in the three districts.
The study revealed that access to clean water is still a challenge in the three districts.
It indicates that only 55 per cent of rural residents in Nyanza District have access to clean water, with Ruhango and Muhanga at 60 per cent and 72 per cent, respectively.
According to Albert Yaramba, the coordinator of PNEAR, the study intends to determine the needs in clean water, identify potential water sources, how much money is needed and how long it shall take to supply clean water to rural residents in the mentioned districts.
The study, which kicked off last year, will be concluded in the next six months, he said.
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