The Japanese embassy has commissioned 34 rain water harvesting tanks in 13 primary schools in Kibaale district. Speaking at the commissioning of the over sh150m project [...] at Kikangara Primary School, the deputy japanese ambassador to Uganda, Masaki Shiga, said Japan attached great importance to education.
[...] The 34-tank project will benefit over 6,000 pupils in Ncwanga, Kisengwe, Nyansimbi, Bukungwe, Mabugu, Kihemba, Bweranyange, Kyaterekera Parents’, Pacwa, Kigaaza, Mutagata, Bujogoro and Kikangara primary schools.
Shiga explained that acquiring education not only required classrooms and teachers but also water as a key resource to enhance a good learning environment for the children. “It is more significant to support young districts like Kibaale where poverty is still high and access to clean water is a problem,” noted Shiga.
Source: Ismael Kasooha, New Vision / allAfrica.com, 19 Feb 2009