Case studies

An Accountable Water Board Realizes Better Revenue      A case of Katooke Water supply and sanitation Scheme.”

Written by: Tugume Mark, Social Scientist Mid-Western Umbrella of Water & Sanitation. 

KATOOKE Water Supply and Sanitation Scheme was once marred by many challenges and was not able to realize any revenues from water sales hence hampering operation and maintenance of the system. Through interventions carried out by the Mid-Western Umbrella for Water and Sanitation (mwUws) and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), a new initiative that resulted in improvement of the water supply system was established and the system is presently fully operational with a sound management structure in place.   Read more.

Holding Community Leaders Accountable. A case of Mugega Village Reprimanding their LC I for Lost Cement

Written by Godfrey Rugumayo, Joint efforts to Save the Environment 

The community of Mugega village in Kasule Sub County in Kyegegwa district was empowered by JESE to hold their leaders accountable while implementing WASH projects.  In this particular case the expertise, skills and knowledge acquired by the community members led to the recovery of stolen materials that had remained from construction of the shallow well for their community.  As a result, a demonstration ECOSAN toilet was constructed from the balances. Read more.

Institutionalization of Cultural Practices in Operation and Maintenance of Water Sources “The Omuhiigo Strategy in Kabarole District”

Written by: Tadeo Balisanga, District Community Development Officer Kabarole District.

The ‘Omuhiigo’ is a traditional practice among the Tooro kingdom whereby community members were mobilized to address a common challenge.  Functionality of water sources is a major concern in the Kabarole region and the country at large.  In order to address this challenge, the Omuhiigo strategy as a community initiative was devised to bring about a desired change in this situation bearing in mind the cultural perspectives it encompasses.  Read more