South Rwenzori Diocese donates 10,000-liter water harvesting tank to Muzahura Primary School


As a way of increasing access to safe and clean drinking water in schools, South Rwenzori Diocese has launched a 10,000 – liter water harvesting Tank at Muzahura C.O.U Primary School in Kitswamba Sub County. 

The water harvesting Tank that was donated by Young and Powerful Initiative-YAPI under South Rwenzori Diocese in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee – MCC aimed at improving the hygiene of the learners as well as availing them with safe and clean drinking water. 

Rev. Can. Nelson Walina while commissioning the project said that the Diocese was obliged to providing a conducive learning and health environment to both learners and their teachers. 

Mr. David Bwambale, the Chairperson of the Parents Teachers Association- PTA told the gathering that the donation of a water tank would save the school from the daily expenditures on fetching water from River Hima.

Mr. Bwambale revealed that the school would spend at least shillings 15,000 on fetching water from Hima River every day which he said was expensive for them.

Mr. Moses Baluku Birungi, the School’s head teacher said the water harvesting tank would push the entire school to the next level especially in improving their health status, thanking South Rwenzori Diocese and her partners for the tremendous work done.

Mr. Birungi however mentioned that the school still faces a challenge of lack of latrines. He noted that with an enrolment of 420 pupils, they have only one latrine (five stances) that is shared by both the learners and teachers.

Peace Asingya Kabugho a Primary Seven pupil happily said the newly donated water tank would move their personal hygiene a step especially for the girls.


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