BY WALTER KUMIRA
GULU CITY: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
The Minister for Local Government, Raphael Magyezi, has launched a sh10bn water and sanitation project for Gulu City.
The project will cover construction of drainable latrines in 27 Primary schools, fencing and construction of latrines in five Health Centers, construction of Pece stream Channel, and construction of latrines in markets and public places.
German investment and Development Bank, KFW is funding the water and sanitation project.
In his remarks, Magyezi, hailed the Germany government for supporting the Uganda Government in bridging the gap in health, sanitation and good water supply.
The Minister however, cautions leaders of Gulu City, against misusing the donation and challenged them to use this support to improve health and sanitation and make Gulu the cleanest and most beautiful city in the country.
Robert Towler, the team leader of the KFW officials said planning for the Gulu city WASH project started way back in 2017 and aims at improving the health, Sanitation and Good water supplies to locals in Gulu City.
Towler added that they have also donated four new garbage trucks, a wheel loader, a roller, and a Bulldozer and eight metallic garbage skips totaling sh7bn.
Previously, the Germans donated six new trucks and are constructing garbage dumping site at Laroo in Gulu city.
Alfred Okwonga, the Mayor of Gulu City, said the support came at the right time when Gulu City needs a lot in order to improve the health and education sectors.