Water Sanitation and Hygiene - Kagulu - Namutumba

Visit by Alex Walyomu on 2020-08-05

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Created by
Alex Walyomu
Created date
2020-08-06 09:04:34 UTC
Modified by
Alex Walyomu
Modified date
2020-08-06 09:59:00 UTC
Trip Time
10:12-17:36 (7 h 24 m)
Village Time
12:22-14:49 (2 h 27 m)
Travel Time
4 h 57 m

Water Community Meeting

Meeting Topic
user committee training,ownership and sustainability 
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Walyomu Alex 
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Kagulu - Irwaniro. 
This visit was to meet with the water user committee and sanitation committee to review their roles and responsibilities. The water user committee shown signs of being active in that the borehole is still working and many of the people that were got fetching water with clean Jerrycans and the caretaker was met busy sending back those with dirty Jerrycans. This visit was a surprise and what was seen there was quite encouraging after more than 6months when WASH has not been there. Alex met with four of the water committee members and reviewed their roles and responsibilities together like everyone to understand their position roles and to remain active at all times. The treasurer told Alex that they had 200,000/= on their account and they consult the hand pump mechanic on monthly basis for borehole checks like bearings, greasing and the rubbers. The borehole soak pit was very full and was dangerous to the young kids that come to the borehole as well as being a breeding place for mosquitoes. The water user committee was told to immediately work on this and empty the soak pit. Also there were some tippy taps being seen in the village and one of the NGO in the district is promoting hand washing as an intervention to COVID-19. Alex showed them another kind of hand washing facility being promoted by Kibo’s WASH program and many admired it. The water user committee loved it so much that they promised to build these in their homes and at the borehole for the rest of the village people to learn from. Alex also visited two homes in the trading center that didn’t have where to go but a few months ago they worked and completed new pit latrines in their homes. The water committee was encouraged to continue locking the borehole at 7pm to make sure the people don’t fetch water late at night since most school young girls have got pregnant during this COVID lockdown and its believed that if the boreholes are not locked at night in the village then these young girls and boys use this as an advantage and do bad stuff. They were still told to encourage and remind people to maintain their hygiene and sanitation 
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2020-10-05 - Purpose: To call the water and sanitation committee to know if they are still following what they are supposed to do.
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Report Photos

12442 This fence is still being maintained but to start replacing the old poles
12469 This soak pit needs immediate intervention because it’s very dangerous to the kids and as well act as breeding place for mosquitoes. The water user committee was told to put this as a priority
12472 This old man works as the borehole caretaker and he is very active.
12475 Many of these tippy taps were seen in the homes and being promoted by another NGO.