By Jackie Nalubwama
River Namalu, one of Karamoja’s surviving perennial
rivers is as famous as it is notorious. When it floods in
the rainy season, lives are claimed by it and in the dry
season its resilience is praised.
| The borehole in Namalu that
provides clean water to those living in Namalu Trading
The part of the river nearest to Namalu Trading Centre
is considered to have water that is not clean enough for
domestic use. Based on this, NUSAF sunk a borehole for the
people of Namalu through the Nakayot Community Borehole
This 3-year-old Project has made life much easier for
people living at this trading centre. As Ambrose Lokwang
said it, “Now we have cleaner water than that from
the river because water comes from the mountain when it
But in between the mountains, people use the water and
by the time it gets to our village, it is dirty.”
Lokwang is the Project’s secretary of the community
Project management committee.
The borehole is uniquely constructed to suit animals as
well, with an extended animal trough, in that when water
spills at the borehole it flows to the animal trough.