Water project in Ngororero District to improve quality of life and halts school abstention

A total of 142,346 residents of six sector of Ngororero District (Kavumu, Ngororero, Kageyo, Kabaya and Sovu) are expected to get clean water by 2024 after the completion of water supply systems in the district.

The project implemented by Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC Ltd) will be composed of Muhembe, Nyamyotsi and Nyirarongero water supply systems with capacity to supply 3000m3/day.

Mukampumuje Marie Rose is overjoyed on how the project will enable her community in Rususa Cell in Ngororero sector to access potable water.

 “I am grateful for the project as we face a serious water problem here. Water is expensive; we pay more than 150 Rfw per jerrycan. We are eager to easily get water for cooking and washing. The long walk in search of portable water had a grave impact on our lives”.

According to Uwitonze Laurentine, a resident of Bukore Cell of Kageyo Sector, children’s education is disrupted as they need to help their parents fetch water.

  “We use water from the sources on long distance and we spend hours searching for water. Sometimes, our children miss schools. We really thank WASAC and the Government of Rwanda for thinking about us. We shall appreciate to get clean water near our homes. It will helps us to improve quality of our lives and halts school abstention “.

Uwihoreye Patrick, the Vice Mayor in charge of Economic Development in Ngororeo District narrates how this project will increase the rate of access to clean for the district.

“Apart from households, more than 120 schools, Kabaya Hospital, 9 health Centers and Rubaya Tea Factory will also have easy access to clean water, which will increase the access from 84% up to 96% for Ngororero District”, he says

According to Xavier RWIBASIRA, WASAC’s SPIU Coordinator, Ngororero Water Supply system is one of the several projects designed to address water challenges and help the country in achieving universal access to clean water by 2024.

Ngororero water supply project is funded by the African Development Bank and is expected to construct 169 Km pipeline, 41 reservoirs of 1, 890 m3 and 113 public taps.