Water is splashing out of the borehole. A worker in a yellow coat stands next to it.

By the afternoon, the well had reached a depth of 84 m. There was hardly any water, only about 500 litres per hour. That is not even enough for the hospital.

The work will be continued with a new drilling company as soon as this is found. The challenge is to find a competent company that is willing to work in Congo. The security situation there discourages most of the companies from Uganda. They fear that they will not be allowed to export their drilling equipment again.