Govt. acknowledges challenges in water and sanitation countrywide.

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Government says there are a number of issues affecting the provision of water and sanitation services in the country.

Lukulu District Commissioner Precious Muyenga said this when she officially opened a two days workshop in Lukulu yesterday at the Council Chamber.

The workshop is on the topic, “the establishment of the spare part  shop for rural water and sanitation.

Ms Muyenga said low access to safe drinking water supply and lack of an effective maintenance system for community water supply facilities are among many other issues affecting the provision of water and sanitation in Lukulu district.

The DC stated that to address these issues, government has developed the National  Rural Water and Sanitation programme which has a clear set of priorities and common approaches that are intended to speed up the achievement of the millennium development goal and meet government’s vision for an entire coverage.

Ms. Muyenga has since thanked government for supporting Lukulu District through the national rural water supply and sanitation programmes by providing funds for opening of the spare Part Shop in Lukulu District.

She said the move will alleviate the problem of luck of spare parts and will ensure that water and sanitation infrastructure is maintained at all times.

And speaking in an interview with ZANIS in lukulu, Lukulu District Acting Director of Works and Rural Water Derrick Kanyamba said the district has been experiencing breakdowns of water pumps due to lack of spares in the district.

He stated once the shop is in place, management of the shop will be done in a transparent manner adding that the spares will replenished at all times.

The workshop was organized by Lukulu District Council and was attended by various stakeholders within the district.