The access to safe water supply all over Uganda is about 63%. Access to clean, safe water and sanitation has improved in the last 9 years, but many communities (both rural and urban) still heavily rely on contaminated water sources like open wells. More than half of all residents in Ugandans do not have access to improved sanitation. Many people use springs and other surface sources that are highly contaminated due to poor drainage and little regulation of waste disposal. They share congested pit latrines and or practice open defecation. As a result, residents collect water from alternate contaminated sources which cause frequent outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery. In poorly planned urban settlements, residents end up paying three times the price for safe water (tap water) than those living in planned urban communities. But also the highly growing population which is caused by migration strains the available water and sanitation resources.
Published by MenyaFotografy
I am a Ugandan based photographer of the urban wave. I like and love what i am. Besides photography, i like tea 'black tea', pumpkin and garlic but i would miss beans if i travelled to a foreign land. I am a photo enthusiast with a 'visual gun' the camera. I use the Nikons and Fuji's. Photography is my biggest passions but having a combination of skills coupled with some experience in photography is my treasure. I photograph what i see, feel and like; i am enthusiastic and devoted towards the prospect of sharing skills and experience with others to achieve goals. I photograph several genres which include: art photography, humanitarian, nature and environment, landscapes, portraiture, travel, arts and entertainment, and abstract. Although i use many tools, the favorable ones include the nikons (d5000/3000/90/70), fujifilmfinepix hs10/11, minolta x300s of the film wave.