IRC Country Director Visits Bunyangabu District

Today Bunyangabu District Local Government was delighted to host the Country Director of International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), Ms Jane Nabunnya Mulumba.

During the courtesy visit, the Country Director held a meeting with members of the District Executive Committee who were led by the District LCV Chairperson, Mr James Ategeka Mugarama. The other leaders present included the District Speaker, Hon Kato Hussein; Works Secretary and Wash Taskforce chairperson, Hon Amon Rutenta; the DEO, Mr Sanyu Robert; Water Engineer, Mr Mugabe Nathan; CAO Mr Nsubuga Isa Hood; Finance Secretary, Amina Kaija among others.

The LCV chairperson informed Ms Nabuunya that the district had greatly benefited from the projects of IRC. He gave examples of Kabahango and Rwimi Health Centres which got incinerators and school like Rwimi Primary School, which got VIP latrines and other sanitation facilities. 

“Now Rwimi Primary school which used to have issues of absenteeism, poor sanitation and others has an increased enrollment. Pupils, especially girls, are no longer dropping out of schools like it used to be. All these were possible because of efforts by IRC,” the LCV chairperson said.

He also added that the development partner had extended water to Kabonero Sub County and several households now have access to protected clean water for domestic use.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Nsubuga Isa Hood, said IRC was playing a crucial role of supporting the work of government.

“Government has a social contract with the citizens to provide them with services but the resource envelope is small. That is why we need development partners like you to come and fill the gap and as IRC, you have ably done that in our district,” the CAO noted.

In her remarks, Ms Nabunnya, appreciated the support that IRC has since received from Bunyangabu political and technical leaders, adding that they had not received any difficulties operating from the district.

She challenged the leaders to think of bringing on board more partners so that the remaining issues not just in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, can also be tackled. She pledged to always support the district whenever possible.


International Water and Sanitation Centre is an international non-profit that prides itself in tackling root causes and delivering holistic solutions in the sector of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). They work in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Mali, Niger and Uganda. Their mode of operation involves working directly with communities, experts, public servants and decision-makers.

Regionally and around the world, IRC works with banks, donors and a range of institutions to support their effectiveness in delivering long-term solutions that last.

Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Thursday, May 23, 2024