By our reporter

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday commissioned the Kikyenkye-Nyabuhikye Gravity Water-flow Scheme at Muko Technical School in Ibanda District and later addressed a rally at St Ann Secondary School, Kihani, grounds.

According to the President, when both phases of the water flow scheme are complete, the project will serve up to 135,000 residents of six sub-counties in Ibanda and Kiruhura districts.

“I am glad that the NRM government has made the population conscious of development. People pay attention to development around them. For example we tarmacked the Ibanda-Kazo-Mbarara road and now the Ibanda -Fort Portal road is also complete,” said Museveni.

“Now, the government is tackling the issue of water, reason I broke ground for the new project. Because there are natural sources of water here, the hilly and almost mountainous terrain has enabled harvesting this water and distributing it by gravity flow,”he added.

He further revealed that the water engineers will just pipe the water and it flows by gravity thus urging people to protect the water source since its natural.