CNOOC Uganda limited has today handed over a 1.6billion water project to kikuube residents.
The solar powered gravity water flow system that is situated in Nsonga village in Buhuka parish kyangwali Sub County was constructed by Samka Construction Company limited with funding from CNOOC Uganda limited to avail the locals with clean drinking water.
Zakalia Lubega, the manager social corporate affairs at CNOOC Uganda limited says CNOOC decided to construct the water system to provide clean drinking water to the community adding that initially residents were getting water from the lake Albert that is contaminated.
He tasked the community to jealously guard the water project since it is for their own benefit.
Sam Kajojo,the managing director of Samka construction company limited, says the water project construction commenced in February this year adding that the water system will supply 7520 litres of water per day.
He says they have constructed 54 tap stands and each tap stand is to serve 200 people in a day.
The water project will serve the six villages of Kyabasambu, Songs A and B, Kyakapere,sunzu AandB.
Peter Banura,the kikuube LC5 Chairperson applauded the government and CNOOC for the initiative saying residents will now have access to clean and safe drinking water.
Racing Nyamundu, a resident of songs landing site, says the water system will help reduce the outbreak of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea that are common in the area due to consumption of contaminated water from the lake.