Residents of Osia village, Malaba Central Ward in Teso North Sub County can now breathe sighs of relief after the drilling of enough water to serve over 100 households.
Extraction of water in Teso region especially around Malaba Central and Angurai South Wards has caused major challenge with sometimes nil yields.
Speaking after inspection tour of the pump on Friday, Chief Officer for Water Mr Moses Weunda said the borehole has an abstraction capacity of 3 cubic metres (3000 Litres) per hour which is enough to serve the entire village and its environs.
Mr Weunda said the hand pump will be installed as a stop gap measure as plans are mooted to upgrade it to solar system.
Teso Deputy Sub County Water Officer Simon Esamai said the borehole will offer a permanent solution to the perennial water shortage in the area.
Area resident Hussein Wandera thanked the County Government for its quick intervention saying it had saved them time to walk over 10km to Kakoli stream to look for water.