An article on the News page for 040520, with the title Global Success, described the work of the Mayega Water Group, in collaboration with Rotary clubs in Igoma, Tanzania and Elgin, Scotland, in achieving a Rotary International Global Grant for a water project at Mayega village.
We are delighted to report, work is underway at the Primary School to construct new toilets. Materials have been purchased and are stored at the school in one of the classrooms (schools in Tanzania are currently closed because of Corona virus). A block making machine is on site and voluntary village labour is helping with manual tasks. A fundi (tradesman) is organising the work and close supervision is provided by headteacher, Ernest Damiano, and Igoma Rotarian, Moses Lauwo.
Ernest expressed the community’s happiness with the project being underway. ‘’The Mayega community is thanking Rotary and Busega Scotland for your commitment, in making sure the children of Mayega use the VIP toilets which has the standard hygiene. Before they had very poor toilets. Thank you so much. God bless you’’.
Moses added, ‘’ Please be informed that we are moving smoothly and at the right direction. We are almost done with the bricks preparation and then construction will start. The entire community is inspired’’.
Other key stakeholders are Busega District Council, the rural water authority, RUWASA, and the village. An onsite briefing was provided by Ernest, to villagers and the Regional Education Officer. The presence of regional officials reflects the importance of the project, not only in Busega District but also in Simiyu Region, also.