Reconstruction of Kisote Valley tank

MWE's Water for Production Center East(WfPC-E) was tasked to develop 40 irrigation schemes in the Eastern region. On 1st July 2017, WFPC-E commenced reconstruction works on Kisote Valley tank in Mubanda sub county in Tororo District. The valley tank is a hybrid which is a combination of a valley tank and dam that will be used for irrigation in the next phase of the project. The 280million shilling project will store 51,000,000litres of water to boost agricultural production for an estimated population of 40,000people. WFPC-E officials held a site meeting with local residents today. During the meeting,the community thanked government for the initiative and raised concern about child risk management around the dam while leaders and WFPC-E officials raised concern about the unsustainable utilization of the tank,poor sanitation and poor environmental management. The leaders and residents pledged to work hand in hand to use existing bi-laws and make new ones to ensure sustainable utilisation of the valley tank.