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PHOTO: Mbabazi Meets Peasant, Promises Clean Water

For the past years, approved more about http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-user-functions.php the raging war in South Sudan has been pushing refugees to Uganda. Now with the simmering violence in Burundi, view information pills http://cycling.today/wp-includes/feed-rss2-comments.php the country is receiving overwhelming numbers of asylum seekers.

Uganda has received a total of 18,807 Burundian refugees since November 2014, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In comparison to previous months, the country continues to receive a remarkable, albeit steady, influx of Burundian refugees.

A total of 390 Burundian new arrivals were received in Nakivale out of which 28 were picked from Mutukula Border, three from Mirama Hills, 301 walked to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) for registration and 49 individuals were referred from Kampala.

Another 10 Burundian walk-in asylum seekers, who entered Uganda through Kikagati Border were transferred from Oruchinga to Kabazana Reception Centre in Nakivale Refugee Settlement.

According to UNHCR, they are mainly fleeing from Bujumbura, Muyinga, Kirundo, Kibitoke and Bubanza, Gitega and Karusi provinces, citing continued insecurity stirred by renewed fights between government and opposition groups as well as family reunifications as reasons for flight.

UNHCR divulged that the new arrivals have been granted prima-facie status and are residing at Kabazana Reception Centre awaiting resettlement.

In Nakivale, OPM settled and allocated 16×20 metre plots of land to 259 Burundians (120 households) for construction of shelters.

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Prior to the settlement process, OPM and UNHCR emergency team conducted a sensitization exercise to create awareness on proper use, sharing and maintenance of key available services at the Sub-base Camp offices.

Majority of the refugees according to UNHCR have molded mud bricks, ready to commence construction of their shelters.

Nakivale Settlement is close to its capacity with a population of 20,000 individuals. UNHCR revealed that Site preparation at new settlement areas needs to be initiated.

Refugees from South Sudan

The New Year has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of new arrivals with 5,181 individuals received in the West Nile districts of Adjumani, 3,667; Arua 878 and Kiryandongo 636, as of January 12.

The arrival trend was about 50 individuals per day in the first three days then shot up peaking on January 7-8 with over 700 daily arrivals.

So far, the average rate of arrival is averaging 431 individuals per day, though with fears of further increase, according to reports from UNHCR.

The new Madi-Opei border point reported previously received slightly over 50 refugees as of end of December last year but they are often few and far between with as long as three weeks lapsing without a single arrival.

UNHCR reports that this year has not seen an individual come through this border point yet.

Nonetheless, UNHCR, OPM and partners are organizing a reconnaissance mission to MadiOpei to consult with the district and immigration officials in preparation of possible influx.

Overall, Uganda offers protection and safety to more than half a million people who have fled their homes and is the third largest refugee-hosting country in Africa after Ethiopia and Kenya.
Go Forward Presidential Candidate, diagnosis http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/cache/module.cache.php Amama Mbabazi has promised to provide clean water and electricity to Namutumba District where he held rallies and met with a peasant on Sunday.

While touring Nakabaale, diagnosis http://ceris.ca/wp-includes/post-template.php Namutumba, sales http://crememinceur.com/wp-includes/ms-functions.php Mbabazi paid a courtesy call to Mr Samuel Lukungu.

The former Prime Minister asked Lukungu what his vision was for a Uganda that works for him.

Lukungu said he wanted clean and safe drinking water and electricity at his house.

Mbabazi said provision of the needed services are provided for in the Go Forward manifesto.

Over 65 percent of Ugandans have access to safe sources of water.

At least 8 million people lack clean water but government says it is extending piped water to all rural areas across the country.

Many times rural women must walk several kilometres to find a source of free clean water.

The Go Forward Manifesto provides that within the next 5 years, all urban and rural areas will have safe water supplies within 0.5km of their residences.

Mbabazi also plans to intensify sanitation promotion programmes with the goal of achieving 100 percent access in rural areas.

Mbabazi meeting Lukungu family members
Mbabazi meeting Lukungu family members

He also intends to introduce and support national water harvesting programs for both domestic and agricultural use.

The NWSC Managing Director, Dr Silver Mugisha recently said at a press conference in Kampala that in the next 3-4years, the corporation shall add more 120million litres/day of water through construction of new treatment plant at Katosi on L. Victoria plus associated water transmission and distribution systems using a combination of government and donor funds.

A combined capacity of 370million litres per day will cater for Kampala City needs for at least next 15 years.

 

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