US consumer giant invests in Uganda water
April 24–US-based consumer goods multinational, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced plans to invest more than UGX1.6 billion (nearly $450,000) to provide clean water to more than 75000 people across Uganda.
It is estimated that 35% of the people in Uganda do not have access to clean water.“Procter & Gamble is committed to leveraging tiny pockets in a big way for the one billion people who still live without clean water. We have today announced a none profit initiative, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW), which seeks to provide 12 billion litres of clean drinking water as part of our commitment to help in addressing the global water crisis,” Allison Tummon Kamphuis said. She is the CSDW Programs Director.
The Commissioner of Water and Environment, Disan K. Ssozi thanked Procter and Gamble for their continuous efforts to improve the lives of thousands of Ugandans. He said the Ministry of Water and Environment has registered much success in improving access to water across the country. “With partners like Procter & Gamble coming to supplement our efforts, I firmly believe that we will soon be able to fulfill our vision of providing clean and accessible water to every Ugandan,” Ssozi said.
CSDW grew out of an urgent need to tackle the global water crisis specifically lack of access to clean water by using simple technology like the P&G purifier to recycle dirty water into clean water. “Through a powered technology which kills viruses and bacteria, parasites, dirt and other pollutants, contaminated water is made clean and drinkable for thousands of families across the country,” Tummon said.