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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Synopsis for I Need A Drop Documentary

Uganda  lunched  tap water system  as a  major   National  safe water infrastructure  for all in 1930
with the  service in  Kampala , Entebbe and Jinja Town  by the British their former colonial master  .

By 1965, Uganda had expanded this service to two more towns ,

And in  1972 , Uganda under the leadership of President Idi  Amin Dada ,

Established the National water and Sewage Corporation  (NWSC) as a  government agency to manage this Human need .

But with Uganda 's internal civil wars especially between 1979-1986 , the development was indeed threatened , and so it was for this very reason that , The World Bank supported the rehabilitation of Kampala Water project  in 1990 .

During the 1990s  , Uganda,  like the rest of the developing world , adopted the United Nations policy commonly known as The 1999 Millennium Development Goals ,(MDGs)  in which safe water development was a priority goal  by 2015. 

And by 2004 , Uganda   under it's world popular structure for eradicating poverty , commonly known as Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) 2004 ,  prioritized    National wide  safe water development with guidance from their .1999 National Water Policy together with The 1995 Water Act to meet  the UN  proposed agenda  .

The plan was indeed welcomed locally and internationally  , And so , The World Bank , African Development Bank , European community under  their  Joint water support  project of 2006 to Uganda , The local Treasury , All together contributed  multi   trillion shs   towards a localized development plan accounting to 99M USD  yearly in the  National budget  for  a 10 years development  program  .between  2004-2014 .

Indeed it sounded interesting for both locals and donor countries  , for having worked together  and aim on achieving development of a social need for all  ,But surprisingly  Uganda under it's  Ministry of Water and Environment  released a contradicting status report in  September 2016 on this human need development while stating that ,

Only 30% of Ugandans living in Urban areas could access tap water  besides , the same report clearly  showed that there was no tap water  system in  Rural areas  and so  only 29% of people living in Rural Areas could access a protected ordinary   water source of  either a bore hole , spring well or valley dam .

So was it a question of ignorance  or  poverty that objected 70% of urban communities from adopting the tap water  system ?  OR Under estimation of the would be required resources to make the 71 % in  rural area get connected to tap  water system,   if not deliberate  discrimination or exclusion  of urban poor communities and the rural population from accessing tap water system  with help of The 1995 Water Act and  The 1999 National water  policy  of Uganda ?

I need  a drop documentary  ,There fore , answers all these  questions  with interviews  from the locals  , Uganda authority in Ministry of Water and Environment , both the national agency for managing this human right development (NWSC &DWD ) and the donors .

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