The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has said the scarcity of water sources in Kamuli district has led to many women being divorced and beaten by their husbands. Kadaga said women walked long distances to collect water, and when they delayed, their husbands beat them because they suspected that they were having affairs. She said the problem was common in Buyende sub-county. [...] She made the remarks at a meeting with officials from the World Malayalee Council, an Indian NGO, led by its Africa regional chairman, Chacko Babu, [...] at Parliament. “Kamuli has 18 sub-counties and over 100 parishes but there are cases where four villages share one water source and others do not have,” Kadaga said.
Babu, also the vice-chairperson of the Indian Association of Uganda, said his NGO was assessing the water situation in the district to construct more water sources. He said he met with investors in India who were interested in building a modern health centre in the district.
Source: Donald Kiirya, New Vision / allAfrica.com, 17 May 2009