We had not seen the protected spring projects yet so we took a little tour with our contractor, Eddy Mutebi, and our site monitor, Ssinbwa Busulwa, to look at five of the springs they have developed (only 5 of 60 that they are constructing). Ssinbwa was elated when Farrell asked him if he would like to drive our truck. These springs are deep into the bush and the roads are not roads but walking trails. Farrell was elated when Ssinbwa jumped at the chance. I’m sure it was no reflection on Farrell’s ability to drive here on the wrong side of the road and Ssimbwa’s desire to have a little control over his destiny.
Namungogna Protected Springs gives 80 liters in 40 sec. per pipeWhen our contractor, Union of Community Development Volunteers - Uganda started to develop the spring they had quite an audience. It seems the UK, USA, and other international NGOs (nongovernmental org.) had tried to develop this spring and had failed. They all showed up at the worksite everyday taking notes and learning how to develop a successful protected spring. The villagers said the others had not been successful because of the forest gods from above the site had confounded their work.
The worksite was a day of celebration everyday of construction as the community turned out in mass to watch the project.
Eddy Mutebi is our contractor and execute director of the UCDV
boys stole her cork and she had to chase them down to get it.
got to have the cork in the hole so it doesn't splash
banana - cork - what ever it works
about 30 pounds on my head
It's his job to get the water
working that hard you may need a little treat for your efforts
Right in the center - look hard - you can see the spring
and papyrus growing on the side of the road
Ssimbwa said this was the Lake Road - very expensive frontage property.
- and these guys their truck.