Some of the climate change impacts, such as prolonged drought negatively affect power generation. Published by the New vision…
Some of the climate change impacts, such as prolonged drought negatively affect power generation.
Published by the New vision on 1 Jan 2020, on page 12.
Author: Dr. Joshua Zake (PhD),
Executive Director of Environmental Alert
Dear Our Esteemed partners,
We have made several achievements and learnt lessons in 2019. These achievements would not be possible without your participation and
contribution as a strategic partner.
Therefore, as 2019 comes to an end, let’s celebrate these achievements together. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2020.
From the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Management and Entire Staff of Environmental Alert.
The study was about conducting a participatory assessment and documentation of wash service sustainability monitoring (score card) in Kamwokya and Kansanga parishes. It was commissioned by Environmental Alert and summarizes findings and recommendations under each chapter. The study focused on the status of Water, Hygiene and sanitation in Kamwokya and Kansanga parishes; community Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices around WASH, community perceptions WASH services by duty bearers; and community’s level of satisfaction regarding WASH service delivery.
In terms of water access, the study found that communities have accessed water mainly from National Water and Sewerage cooperation through stand pipe kiosks/taps and pre- paid meter water taps. Water accessed from pre- paid metre water taps (at 25/= and 100/= per 20 litre jerrican for those who have access coins and those without respectively) is cheaper and affordable for those communities from Kansanga and Kamwokya Parishes. The study found that water being accessed by community members from landlords between 200/= to 500/= per 20 litre jerry can is relatively expensive. The price sometimes goes higher when there are water interruptions because there a few
households with water reservoirs. Despite the continuous sensitizations about the dangers of taking un boiled water and use of spring well water especially in Kansanga Parish, the communities are still practicing the unsafe water practices, a situation that has exposed them to water borne related diseases such as typhoid and cholera.
Position Paper: A Renewable Energy Civil Society Organization (RECSO) Network Memorandum/Position Paper on the Draft National Energy Policy (October 2019) with suggested Gaps and Recommendations for consideration by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
Submission Letter: To Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development