UBL Donates 10 Boreholes to Address Water Scarcity in Uganda’s Teso Sub-region

The Director Corporate Relations for Africa at Diageo operates the borehole after the commissioning. PHOTO/COURTESY

Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has donated 10 hand pump boreholes valued at UGX 307 million to communities in the Teso sub-region of North Eastern Uganda, benefiting 4,800 people in Kapelebyong, Katakwi, and Bukedea districts. The Minister of State for Sports, Mr. Peter Ogwang, officially received the boreholes during a ceremony in Kapelebyong District. The event was attended by several Members of Parliament, Chief Administrative Officers, and Local Councillors.

The Minister of State for Sports, represented by the Soroti District Resident Commissioner Salim Komaketch, highlighted the long-standing water scarcity challenges in the Teso sub-region and commended UBL’s initiative to address this issue, emphasizing the positive impact of responsible corporate initiatives.

Damon Ansell, the Director of Corporate Relations for Africa at Diageo (UBL’s parent company), expressed the company’s commitment to sustainability and community improvement. He highlighted their Society 2030: Spirit of Progress agenda, which focuses on creating a more inclusive and sustainable world, particularly in water-stressed areas.

Access to clean water is considered a fundamental necessity, and UBL’s investment in water and sanitation projects in Uganda has benefited over 2 million people, including piped water supply systems, boreholes, and water and sanitation projects in various regions.

Uganda, like many sub-Saharan countries, faces challenges related to access to safe drinking water, with millions lacking reliable sources. According to Water.org, 83% of Uganda’s population lacks access to a safely managed water source, and efforts are needed to address these issues.

UBL’s commitment to providing clean and safe drinking water to communities reflects its dedication to the well-being and prosperity of the regions in which it operates. The boreholes provided by UBL in the Teso sub-region are a significant step toward improving the lives of local residents.

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