Water program in Karamoja - well drilling

Water program in Karamoja - well drilling
Project financed by: Africa Mssion-Cooperation and Development

In collaboration with: district water office, water development directorate, Karamoja districts, Diocese of Moroto and Kotido.


Program duration: 1983- ongoing





The proposed intervention has the general objective of improving the living conditions of the population of Karamoja, helping to bring the availability of drinking water per capita from the current 5/10 liters per day to 20 liters through drilling the new water wells

Each well has a number of direct beneficiaries, generally between 50 and 1,000 people, which can reach over 5,000 with indirect ones. The type of beneficiaries changes according to the location of the well and includes: villages, city districts, health centers, educational institutions, administrative and private institutions, military camps. Project priority is also assigned based on the beneficiaries' vulnerability.


General objective: to improve the living conditions of the population by increasing access to drinking water.

Specific objectives: to increase of available and operated water sources, formation of water management committees, improvement of hygiene and sanitation at community level (encourage the formation of local communities for a controlled and sustainable management of water infrastructures in nine districts of Karamoja)
Activities:
• geological surveys to determine the potential of identified locations
• drilling of deep boreholes
• manual pumps installation
• flow capacity tests to quantify water availability
• bacteriological and physicochemical analysis to determine water potability
• village committees training for the management and maintenance of boreholes
• pump mechanics training for the maintenance of manual pumps
• awareness raising campaigns on personal hygiene in rural communities
• participation to monthly and quarterly coordination meetings, on regional and district level. 

You can read the Summary Sheet of the project in 2021 by clicking here

From 1983 to  2002, 450 new drinking water wells were drilled with 675,000 beneficiaries reached.
These are the results achieved from 2003 until today:

2021
Wells drilled: 54 well,41 of which are productive
Direct beneficiaries: 24.167 people

2020
Wells drilled: 42 well,32 of which are productive
Direct beneficiaries: 22.215 people

2019
Drilled wells: 28 wells, 20 of which are productive.
Direct beneficiaries: 7,006 people.

2018
Drilled wells: 21 wells, 17 of which are productive.
Direct beneficiaries: 5,260 people.

2017
Drilled wells: 54 new wells of which 42 are productive (20 of which are CEI projects).
Direct beneficiaries: 14,392 people.

2016
Drilled wells: 44 wells (including 20 CEI project).
Direct beneficiaries: 21,151 people.

2015
Drilled wells: 50 wells (20 of which with the CEI project).
Direct beneficiaries: 24,695 people.

2014
Drilled wells: 18 wells (3 of which are abandoned because they are not very productive and 3 non-productive).
Direct beneficiaries: 8,235 people.

2013
Drilled wells: 30 wells (6 of which are non-productive).
Direct beneficiaries: 14,390 people.

2012
Drilled wells: 31 wells (7 of which are non-productive).
Direct beneficiaries: 12,418 people.

2011
Drilled wells: 9 wells all productive; of the total of the wells drilled 1 is located in the Amudat district, 1 in the Kotido district, 3 in the Napak district, 1 in the Moroto district and 3 in the Nakapiripirit district.
Direct beneficiaries: 12,464 people.

2010
Drilled wells: 47 wells, 35 of which are productive; of the total of the wells drilled 3 is located in the Kaabong district, 1 in the Kotido district, 9 in the Napak district, 31 in the Moroto district and 3 in the Nakapiripirit district.
Direct beneficiaries: 31,500 people.

2009
Drilled wells: 79 wells of which 70 are productive; of the total of the wells drilled 9 are located in the district of Abim, 4 in that of Apac, 1 in that of Dokolo, 22 in that of Kaabong, 7 in that of Kotido, 2 in that of Lira, 24 in that of Moroto and 10 in the district of Nakapiripirit.
Direct beneficiaries: 70,000 people.

2008
Drilled wells: 42 wells of which 34 are productive; of these, 16 located in the Moroto district, 11 in the Nakapiripirit district, 2 in the Kotido district and 5 in the area outside Karamoja (4 in Lira and 1 in Katakwi).
Direct beneficiaries: 31,700 people beneficiaries.

2007
Drilled wells: 27 new wells for drinking water, of which 21 productive (78%) and 6 dry (22%). 22 wells were drilled in the Karamoja region, 2 in the Kampala district and 3 in the Katawi district.
Direct beneficiaries: 31,500 people.

2006
Drilled wells: 69 new wells for drinking water, of which 58 productive (84%) and 11 dry (16%). 53 wells were drilled in the Karamoja region and 16 in other districts of Uganda.
Direct beneficiaries: 87,000 people.

2005
Drilled wells: 13 new wells for drinking water, 10 of which are productive (77%) and 3 dry (23%).
Direct beneficiaries: 13,650 people.

2004
Drilled wells: 32 new wells for drinking water, of which 23 productive (72%) and 9 dry (28%).
Direct beneficiaries: 34,500 people.

2003
Drilled wells: 14 new wells for drinking water, of which 12 productive (86%) and 2 dry (14%).
Direct beneficiaries: 18,000 people.


You can read the main results in the 2019 annual report by clicking here

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