Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ndalike - Kamuli

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-04

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-05 11:37:02 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-05 12:10:09 UTC
Trip Time
10:34-18:09 (7 h 35 m)
Village Time
12:38-15:29 (2 h 51 m)
Travel Time
4 h 44 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,drilling 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
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Alex was in Ndhalike village to meet with the water user committee and the village to prepare for the borehole drilling. He had been earlier on informed by the drilling contractors that drilling was going to start the yesterday but unfortunately one of the trucks broke down on the way from the northeast part of Uganda. Alex however was able to prepare the leaders and the water user committee briefing them what to expect during the next steps of drilling. The community is supposed to offer security to the trucks overnight, fetch enough water to be used during the borehole drilling process, make sure there is food for the workers and guide the rest of the community members in what to be done. The community should participate during this process whenever called upon by the drillers. Alex then guided the leaders and the land owner through the process of land agreement signing which is a required step before the borehole drilling. This acts as an assurance to kibo group that this land where the well is to be drilled has no disputes and that the land owner willingly and at no cost gave out this piece of land for borehole drilling by kibo group and would allow the rest of the community members to access the water source without any consequent demand of money by him to get water. The borehole to be drilled by Kibo group belongs to all people in the community and therefore they are called to work together throughout the process to show community ownership to this new borehole. The land owner, Mr Takozekibi happily gave out to his community a piece of land measuring 30 by 30 square feet and was backed up by his son who was present. Drilling of the new borehole is expected on Thursday or Friday depending if the rig truck has been fixed. The village people can’t just believe that very soon a new borehole is to be drilled in their village and thank kibo group for putting their village to another level in Namwendwa sub county and Kamuli district. Alex will go back for the supervision of the new borehole drilling to its completion and a group of 4 women told Alex that they pray everyday that water is got when drilling takes place. 
Next Visit
2020-11-06 - Purpose: Witness and supervision of the borehole drilling.
Program Success
The village is very ready and extremely excited for the new borehole to be drilled in their community. The water user committee that was selected has played a very big role to organize the community
Program Critical Needs
Program Ownership
The community members have remained empowered to maintain a good relationship with kibo group and confessed to maintain the sanitation standards and look after the wells that have been drilled in this village by Kibo group.
Other Program Observations
The stove program is soon to start here and the women are very anxious to have this opportunity for the second time in their village.
Program Expected Of Village
To work together and make sure that they all participate when called during this process of borehole drilling in the village.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To go back for supervision of the borehole drilling to its completion.

Report Photos

14939 Alex W met with the water user committee and the village leaders to continue preparations for the new borehole drilling in Ndhalike village and completed the signing of the land agreement by the relevant persons.
14942 Ndhalike village- The land owner willingly gave a piece of land measuring 30 by 30 ft to his community to enable kibo group punch a borehole in this village. Mr Takoze and his next of kin signed on the land agreement as a required process before the new borehole drilling.
14945 Ndhalike village water meeting and preparations for the new borehole drilling.