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Some neighborhoods in Bubanza province have a serious lack of drinking water

ByWebmaster

Mar 29, 2022

BUBANZA March 30th (ABP) – The glaring lack of drinking water is a reality in certain neighborhoods of the Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi) and the inhabitants of those neighborhoods are worried about the resurgence of diseases of dirty hands, according to the local administrative officials  and local residents.

According to that source, the cause of that lack of water is that some of the drinking water supply systems (AEPs) are no longer functional.

In Bubanza commune, for example, those that carry drinking water to Ngara village, inhabited by about 1,000 households, are not functional. The Mitakataka village totals a year without drinking water and the inhabitants on the spot use the dirty water of the irrigation canal of the rice perimeter of the SRD Imbo. On Karinzi village, more than 700 households go three years without drinking water.

The Muhenga village, which houses around 500 households, a health center and schools, has gone five months without drinking water. The inhabitants of those villages are worried about the manifestations of the diseases of dirty hands, and ask the communal administration of Bubanza to rehabilitate these drinking water supply systems.

The administrator of Bubanza commune, Mrs. Olive Niyonkuru, indicates that this rehabilitation comes down to the coordination of water and sanitation.

Note that Bubanza province has 569 standpipes, 445 of which are functional and which serve 37,011 inhabitants. While the developed sources are 885 in number, 665 of which are functional and which serve 13,833 people.