Maurice Verhaegh is doing field research in two districts in Uganda together with IRC and local partners on information exchange between local and national government departments involved in water, sanitation and hygiene. He is doing this for his MSc Business Administration at the Nijmegen University. He is sharing a few stories, based on his observations and conversations. Here is his first story from Kamwenge about creating boreholes in communities.
“Since this is a very expensive technology, the people in the communities mainly rely on the government for this kind of service. The problem with the total dependability on the government is that people acquire a low ownership for the facilities that are being created in their communities. In order to involve the people in the communities the government created a demand driven borehole creation service.