Busega Scotland and Busega District Council (MDC) have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in place to describe their responsibilities towards Mayega Children’s Centre. In summary, MDC are the owners of the Centre (having taken over this year from a defunct local organisation) and Busega Scotland run the Centre on behalf of the Council. One very important aspect of life for the children is the availability of running water. As recently as 2018 it was carried in buckets from Lake Victoria, a hazardous pursuit to collect dirty water. MDC has worked with Busega Scotland and other partners to bring mains water to Mayega village and the Centre.
The Council shares the cost of the water used by the children. MDC pay two-thirds of the cost and Busega Scotland one-third. Having such help allows us to have a kitchen garden as well as reducing our overall costs.. The total bill is about £150 per month. The Council have also been making repairs to facilities in the Centre – toilet cisterns and sinks. An additional standpipe has been installed to allow water to be drawn easily from the large storage tank if the mains supply is interrupted. Such support is really encouraging and appreciated.