By Mathew Abekson

MOROTO: A section of residents in Moroto municipality are currently spending sleepless nights following the current shortage of water.

For four days now, some parts of the municipality like Kakoliye have been experiencing dry taps.

Lomokol Rosemary, one of the vendors in Kakoliye says her sleep is now cut short since she wakes up by 3am to look for water at the nearby sources which they buy expensively compared to the previous days.

Lomokol also says a jerrican of water now costs between 300 to 500 shilling.

Lokol Simon Logwe, another community member says he has had to go late to his work station since he delays at home looking for water to bathe.

”Nowadays I report late for work due to water scarcity, and worst of all we are spending sleepless nights due to the challenge,” he asserted.

However, Nyimalema Joseph the area manager for National water and sewerage corporation Moroto area says the water shortage is due to breakage of one pump among the four that run Moroto, adding that the prolonged drought has also affected the volume of water they supply to their customers.

”The prolonged drought has also affected the volume of water we supply to our customers, but the challenge will be rectified soon,” noted Nyimalema.

He further encouraged the consumers to use the available water sparingly and also pay their water bills.

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