Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Nabituluntu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2019-05-31

Report ID
5456
Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2019-06-06 05:04:09 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2019-06-06 05:30:52 UTC
Trip Time
10:33-17:42 (7 h 9 m)
Village Time
12:55-15:06 (2 h 11 m)
Travel Time
4 h 58 m

Water Users Committee Check-In

Ws Name
Nabituluntu lower kibo borehole 
Current Fund Balance
Follow up
yes 
Water Committee
yes 
Fence
yes 
Soak Pit
yes 
Compound Condition
good 
Jerrycan Condition
clean 
Men On Committee
Women On Committee
Total Members
Committee Accomplishments
The committee has done a good job of taking good care of the borehole and it looks clean and well maintained 
Committee Challenges
The water committee chairman not working closely with the rest of the committee members and sometimes making individual decisions without consulting the rest of his committee members and the community at large 
Operating
yes 
Other Committee Notes
The committee need to come together and work closely with each other to ensure the smooth running of the borehole activities and the sanitation of the village. The committee as per now is not working together leaving a big gap to accomplish their roles. The big is issue was the chairman Mr. Sam Garevu being short tempered and sometimes not wanting to consult his fellow committee members when making decisions of how to manage the well. This recently brought divisions amongst the committee members and the village. The chairman also accuses the rest of the committee members of not being active and yet also the other committee members also do accuse the chairman of being a micro manager and not consulting them on the day to day management of their new borehole. This in turn had created a big problem of the committee almost breaking apart because of poor communication. One committee member who acts as the secretary called Alex to inform him about this issue that was happening and this prompted Alex to go back because they had failed to solve it. Alex gave an idea that the chairman step aside and let the vice chairperson play a role of uniting the committee and have a meeting to reach an agreement as a community on a way forward to come up with an active water user committee. Alex will keep in touch with them to follow up on this and make sure an agreement was reached and the committee is together once again. He will go back to remind the committee of their roles and responsibilities 
Ws Notes
The water source fence need to be worked on soon because it’s getting old and so poles need to be replaced. Also the soak pit need to be worked on 

Next Visit: 2019-06-12 - Purpose: A meeting with community and the water user committee about their roles and responsibilities and encourage every one to take good care of their well and maintain their sanitation and hygiene standards

Report Photos

7280 The water user committee together with some of the village people that turned up for the meeting to unite the water and sanitation committee