By Michael Atwakiire
Sheema: Following the previous article published by TheSpy Uganda about residents in Sheema district who have all along been competing with animals for clean water, their leaders have heard their cry and promised that with in two months, every village will be installed with clean tapped water.
According Mr. Eric Young the manager of Shuuku-Matsyooro Water Project worth shillings 11.7 billions, they have already received water pipes needed and soon they are to start digging stretches and distribute water in all villages to curb the challenge of drought that has hugely hindered Sheema people.
Meanwhile, Eric attributed the new development to the Sheema South Constituency legislator for his tactical lobbying skills that has geared up the project.
However, in our interview with Kamuntu, he sadly revealed that he is disappointed for the delay of the project since he hoped that by today it would be completed if it was not COVID-19 that distorted the planning they had designed.
“Firstly, i must applaud TheSpy Uganda for the article they published previously about the shortage of water in Rwaabuza, it opened my eyes and i have tried my level best to make sure water pipes are brought at the site using my powers of being a minister” Kamuntu said.
Kamuntu added that, it is hurting for people especially women to carry jerry cans on heads for long journeys in bid to search for clean water promising that he has agreed with the project manager and engineers to have the issue sorted with in the possible shortest period of time.
Among the villages to benefit from the project include those mostly in hilly areas like Bigona, Ruhorobero, Irashagye Kyamatunguru, Mugondo among others.
However, it is worth noting that this is not the first mega Government Water Project to be constructed in Sheema South but also Kitagata Water Scheme Project that costed 44 billion shillings.
Not only that, but also Government has already kicked off the construction of a tea production factory in Shuuku town council and pineapple wine factory in Rugarama Sub county all in Sheema South constituency.
On the other hand, Kamuntu urged voters to neglect political leaders who preach their wealthy and how much they have studied mostly when it comes to campaigns, instead of working for people.
“Voters should avoid cheap promises of some of over speeding politicians who are busy promising to bring heaven on earth once elected, they should remember that easy come translates easy go” Kamuntu advised.