Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Ndalike - Kamuli

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-23

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-24 13:00:57 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-24 14:36:40 UTC
Trip Time
10:33-18:21 (7 h 48 m)
Village Time
12:49-15:07 (2 h 18 m)
Travel Time
5 h 30 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability 
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Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
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Look Up
The water and sanitation committee in Ndhalike village reported to Alex that the lower old borehole drilled in the village by kibo group back in 2012 once again broke down a week ago due to over pumping and over crowding at this borehole. This leaves this community with no water source to use at the moment but rather go to the swamp. Alex told the water committee that it was an opportunity for all the people to contribute towards fixing the old borehole and to raise the materials towards the wall fence. The community agreed to construct brick wall fences on both wells. This however means that the village needs to come together and fix the broken well on addition to raising the required materials for constructing the borehole wall fences. While in the meeting, Alex emphasized on the fence standards and told the water committee that erecting a metallic fence isn’t as sustainable as the wall fence. The fact that the metals can easily be stolen by people who deal in scrap while on the other hand no one can tamper with a wall. They all agreed that a wall fence would still be constructed around the metallic fence to add strength to the wall. Alex also talked about the importance of working together as a committee and not one person coming up with a decision like it was done on welding this metallic fence. While in the meeting, an LC 3 chairman donated a bag of cement to the village and the water user committee promised to move around the village collecting money from all the households towards constructing these fences and repair of the broken well. Alex also reminded the water committee of their respective roles and responsibilities and make sure that they work together as a group involving all people in the community. Alex will go back to continue with training of the water user committee and follow up on the progress of the committee fundraising for the materials towards the borehole wall construction on both wells. 
Next Visit
2020-11-30 - Purpose: Continue training of the water user committee and follow up on borehole wall fence construction.
Program Success
The village sanitation and water committee are working hard to get the materials towards constructing two well fences in the village.
Program Critical Needs
The lower old borehole broke down last week due to overcrowding and over pumping. This leaves the village without any borehole working
Program Ownership
The water user committee has committed itself to have both wells have the fences and will fix the old one that broke down
Other Program Observations
The community members are very excited to have the stoves program in the village.
Program Expected Of Village
The water and sanitation committee members to continue fundraising for the materials to construct the borehole wall fences and mobilize each other for a training meeting
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To call the committee and mobilize them for the next water meeting

Report Photos

15503 Alex W together with the water user committee of Ndhalike discussing about the borehole fence and advising the community on sustainable methods. One of the water user committee came up with another idea of a metallic fence but it’s not as sustainable as the wall fence.
15506 Ndhalike- Alex W meeting with the water user committee to discuss about the required fence standards and how to get all the materials required.