Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kisiro - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-11-27

Report ID
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-11-30 05:58:22 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-11-30 06:37:01 UTC
Trip Time
10:49-18:03 (7 h 14 m)
Village Time
12:54-15:57 (3 h 3 m)
Travel Time
4 h 11 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
roles and responsibilities,ownership and sustainability 
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Staff Attendees
Walyomu Alex 
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Look Up
This trip to Kisiro was to encourage the village leaders, water and sanitation committee members to work together and ensure that Kisiro village maintain a safe water chain. The sanitation standards have to be encouraged in every home and it’s the role of the village leaders to remind people during village gatherings like at the funerals and other meetings. Because of the large size of the village, it has had a lot of challenges to manage but WASH staff continues to engage the village to work together and engage people to understand the values of proper sanitation and hygiene practices in their homes. Unfortunately the water user committee that had been in place before, many of the people had become inactive and left only one person active. Nothing had been done since the previous visit when Alex told them to mobilize for more materials to build a standard wall fence structure. The one that the community had come up with was very weak and had started to fall apart because the builder didn’t follow what he was told to do by WASH. The village chairman was encouraged and promised to come up with a village meeting and replace the inactive water user committee members. When the village eventually comes up with water user committee, they will be trained again before the borehole commissioning is done as this is a requirement by the government. Alex also visited some homes on his way to the new well and encouraged people to maintain the good sanitation standards mostly during this rain season. The village leaders were also encouraged to continue reminding all the people about good sanitation standards during their village gatherings like funerals. The borehole commissioning is expected sometime in January 2021 having promised to complete the construction of the wall fence and active water user committee is in place. 
Next Visit
2021-01-29 - Purpose: Commissioning of the new well in Kisiro.
Program Success
The community members have decided to have a meeting and select a new water user committee for their new borehole drilled by Kibo. Majority of the committee members on the old borehole have been very inactive
Program Critical Needs
The sanitation and water committees need to be reminded of their roles and responsibilities to keep up the required sanitation standards in the village
Program Ownership
The village leader Mr. Mpongo has stepped up to make sure that the new borehole has all that is needed before the borehole commissioning
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
To come together as a community and select members on the water user committee that will spear head the water program in the village and ensure borehole management
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
To call the village leader and follow up on what was supposed to be done before scheduling to go back for borehole commissioning

Report Photos

15551 Kisiro village- This borehole wall fence was poorly constructed and the village has been encouraged to get more materials to construct a standard fence since the builder didn’t follow what he was told by the WASH team.