With its unpaid water bill up in tens of millions of shillings, Kisoro Hospital administration has decided to think outside the box.
The hospital officials have launched a drive to mobilize funds for installing rain water harvesting tanks to reduce the challenge of high water bills.
Benjamin Akankwasa, the Kisoro hospital administrator says the hospital has had challenges paying bills from National Water and Sewerage Corporation, owing to the large number of patients they receive.
He says the hospital’s unpaid water bill currently exceeds Shs 30million.
The facility, he says, uses water worth Shs 5million every month which can’t be cleared with the quarterly government remittances.
Richard Ndyana, the Kisoro Municipality Mayor, who is also the chairperson of the fundraising organizing committee, says his team is organizing among others a marathon to solicit money for the water project.
The marathon is slated for April 20th.
Ndyana says they want to build five underground and overhead tanks that will cost over 100 million shillings.
The money will also be used to buy water pumps so that water will be supplied to all wards and in flash toilets in the hospital.