By Denis Turyahebwa
President Yoweri Museveni has launched the Mulema water scheme in Bukanga County, Isingiro District in South Western Uganda.
Museveni said the scheme is a foundation for development by the National Resistance Movement government in the area and the entire Isingiro District.
“The area has been prone to water shortage, especially during drought spells, affecting both domestic and agricultural activities,” the president explained during a public rally at Mulema primary school shortly after the water scheme launch.
“Water has been a challenge in this area. We have provided it and this is the foundation into water development. The Government will get water from River Kagera to serve Mbarara. The water from Mbarara will be extended to Isingiro to serve both domestic and irrigation needs,” he added.
The launched scheme will supply water to over 30,708 homes in 25 villages.
The president also noted that the government is addressing a variety of needs that include roads, electricity, water, schools and health services in Isingiro District.
Museveni assured residents that Kikagati – Muronga road will be constructed confirming that the Government will fulfill its developmental commitments in the area in particular and other areas of the country as well.
Meanwhile the president tasked Agricultural Officers to test and analyze the soil in Isingiro District so that Government may supply them the appropriate fertilizers.
The area Member of Parliament, Hon Stephen Kangwagye said the NRM government has provided an effective immunization programme in Bukanga County that has enabled rapid population growth.
The president also commissioned Kashongi water project in Kiruhura district.