Kasese Municipal Council launches desilting Kamulikwizi water channel


Kasese Municipal Council yesterday officially launched a multimillion project of de-silting Kamulikwizi Water Channel.

The 1.3 kilometer Water Channel that stretches from Mboghoyabo road via Kisinga Roman Catholic Church to Kitooro Cell commonly known as Acholi Quarters in Nyamwamba Division has been given to FENCON Consulting Engineers Limited at a tune of shillings 307 million with funding from Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO).

Once completed, the Water Channel would play a significant role of controlling floods from strayed into some parts of Kasese town.

Speaking during the launch of the project, Mr. Chance Kahindo, the Kasese Municipality Mayor, explained the no compensation would be given to the people who would be found having constructed their buildings in the Water Channel reserve.

 Dr. Geoffrey Gabiri, the Climate Change Specialist at FAO said the project would help to control the Kamulikwizi stream from straying into the community and subsequently cause havoc.

Rev. Eng. Gabriel Fataki, the Director of FENCON Consulting Engineers Limited pledged to complete the project in a period of two weeks.

According to him, he would also install culverts on all the affected roads for easy connectivity, appealing to the residents to cooperate with the company employees during the implementation of the project.

Some of the L. C I Chairpersons including Samson Mutahunga for Mumbuzi Cell and Jafali Kigutia for Basecamp Lower and the community members hailed FAO for the initiative, saying it will go along away to relieve the residents from being affected by the floods.  


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