The Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) has extended the registration date of boreholes from 30th September 2018 to 30th March 2019.
WARMA Acting Director General Lemmy Namayanga says the extension is to allow the general public to come forward and register their boreholes.Mr. Namayanga said the Authority has so far received overwhelming response from the public.He revealed that so far the authority has registered 8,693 boreholes since the beginning of the exercise.
Mr. Namayanga stated that the extension applies only to the existing boreholes while those wishing to register the sinking of new boreholes are not exempted.Mr. Namayanga has since called on the public to abide by the law and take advantage of the extension to register their boreholes or face a penalty fee of K30, 000.
Recently, the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and environmental Protection signed three Statutory Instruments on ground water and boreholes, Licensing and drilling.