• Hello Kirsty,
    Thanks for your feed back, It’s an NGO way back in 2015 but they later had to agree to understand the concept of low ielding boreholes in hard areas,it was quite long process to trigger their minds.
    the motivation of contractors is assuring them that even in known hard areas, there is cost sharing and or there is a percentage c…[Read more]

  • Hello Kirsty,
    Thanks for your feed back, It’s an NGO way back in 2015 but they later had to agree to understand the concept of low ielding boreholes in hard areas,it was quite long process to trigger their minds.
    the motivation of contractors is assuring them that even in known hard areas, there is cost sharing and or there is a percentage…[Read more]

  • Hello Evey one here, Am Ayebale from Uganda,
    1. In my perspective, When the driller is squeezedf or very unrealistic low price, that’s an indication of lack of water integrity. It’s the beginning of short cuts and compromises. but i think in the end it’s donors money that is wastedsince the life of the facilities put will be quality compromised…[Read more]

  • Hello Moustapha,
    Thanks very much, the private users have always been advised to use registered contactors.

    However, i cant be shy to say that some private users sneak and opt for non registered contractors who will tend to be cheap through their short cut. but the idea of non registered contractors offered work whether in government, NGO…[Read more]

  • Hello Everyone here. Ayebale Ared from Uganda.
    Well, these questions are all interesting,however to some questions,
    1. Ugandan government has guidelines for drilling and rehabilitation and well known with practioners. its a mandate for all practioners to know and practice them
    2. We have a drillers association (Uganda association of drilling…[Read more]

  • Dear Tiana Rakoto,
    Thanks for your concern. like i highlighted up, i worked with a company that possesses a borehole camera (and is the only private company with it) which was the biggest deal for improving supervisors in that campany, lets say the sreen casings position would only be given an error of 0.1m up or down from the reported position in…[Read more]

  • Thanks Dr. Charkles once again.
    Talking about water quality, In uganda, there has been a shift from galvanised iron to stainless steel raisers and rods because the galvanised iron materials were corroding at un abnormally high rate though we still have a problem stainless steel quality available in our markets. but also from this i have come to…[Read more]

  • Thanks Dr. Charles,Drilling supervion in Uganda is not yet at the levels where some one can be proud of. Most campanies are not interested to have well trained supervisors ( and some time cant train them on job to suit the industry). Anumber of factors that makes us have poor supervisors are some supervisors are not willing to read and learn,…[Read more]

  • Hello team,
    Am Ayebale Ared from Uganda, and in regards to questions
    1. The cause of low yielding is sometimes the low ground water potential of the area, However other factors like siting methods and drilling methods can lead to low yielding boreholes.Poor quality may be due failing to do a sanitory survey before surveying, poor well…[Read more]

  • Hello Everyone, Ayebale Ared from Uganda, if the enterprise has a business plan, sufficient cash flow compitent staff, the gratest challange that can be faced is Granf corruption(bribery) where other non competent firms bribe with huge sums of money to win contracts or bid lower prices which can lead to substandadrd work and win on the basis of “…[Read more]

  • Ayebale replied to the topic WWD34 Coffee break in the forum WWD34 Coffee break

    Hello everyone here, am Ayebale Ared from Uganda working with Welthungerhilfe on a WASH project as a supervisor drilling works.
    I have 4 years of experience in boreholes’ construction supervion and i hope to add a lot from colleagues and the course materials

    Best wihes

    Ared

  • Thanks Ivann, Borehole siting is getting under good control with the ministry of water and environment trying follow up (The small challenger which will also eventually get addressed is some of the hydrogeologists who want to take short cuts to move faster and when not supervised can somehow compromise.
    I work with an organisation called WELTHUNGERHILFE.

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  • According to JMP report 2015, 72.8% of drinking water comes ground water in my country (uganda), Yes there is a national data base on water resourcees an is managed by ministry of water and environment.In an organisation i work with (welthungerhilfe), the contractor is responsible for doing the siting on a condition that the surveyor is a…[Read more]

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  • Hello every one,
    On statement 1, “Corruption greases the wheels of development and make things happen!”, This statement holds true for those with corrupt minds of concetrating on individual growth but puts the inferior and maginalised at a greater risk, this the evil thinking we should fight.

    On statement 2, “Corruption hinders development and w…[Read more]

  • Hello Every one,
    Hope everything is alright out there.
    How do the examples in the videos relate to the four pillars of the Integrity Wall as pictured in the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016?
    In the videos shown, i come to realize indeed to achieve integrity in all kinds of lives, the last resort would still be Transparency, Accountability,…[Read more]

  • Have you personally been confronted with lack of integrity in the water sector?
    Yes, When i was working with TGS water ltd (private contractor), there is time when we failed to win the contract of drilling boreholes just because we did not pay the kick back in some NGO. This was told to me when i tried to follow up and we lost like that.

    Why…[Read more]

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  • Thanks James Leten
    Among the measures, i would suggest as all stakeholders take participation, there should be practiced punishments to the caught corruption practitioners at all levels. The petty corruption category to me seems the worst to the poor and marginalised, won’t organisations, civil sociaties and other bodies have let say suggestion…[Read more]

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