Ruhango residents get new water facilities

Ruhango District is one of the areas in the country that does not have access to safe water, forcing residents to use water from unsafe sources, officials said.
While addressing residents and officials Umugwaneza noted that BDF supports such projects because an unhealthy person cannot engage in development initiatives.
Remember, the community and the country’s development is linked with improving people’s welfare,” Umugwaneza said.
Xavier Francois Mbabazi, the mayor of Ruhango District, urged the beneficiaries to safeguard the facilities, adding that the donation will supplement the district’s efforts to provide social services to residents.
Mbabazi reminded the community that it was their responsibility to protect all infrastructure provided by the government and partners.
Richard Bwanakweri, from Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) Ruhango branch, said people will pay Rwf10 for each jerry can of water.
He said the money will be used for maintenance and repair of the water facilities.
The water official urged the community to report anyone found vandalising the water facilities.
Beneficiaries speak out Seraphine Uwimana, a resident of Kabele village in Byimana sector, said the water facilities will foster hygiene, adding that fights would among people at the few points with clean water because of long queues.
Emmanuel Nzayisenga, another resident, said access to water had been a big problem previously, noting that children would sometimes report to school late or fail to do their homework after walking long distances to fetch water.

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