MSF water treatment plant in northern Uganda has begun a new phase of work to remove some of the contamination from the plant after it received a large amount of water from the French-owned Paris-based E.ON.
In a statement to ESPN, MSF said the new phase is a “temporary solution” and that the company will “continue to provide necessary water and treatment to the facility and all its employees.”
“The plant is under full water pressure.
It is not running, but we have a long way to go,” MSF CEO Kenneth Roth said.
“The company is working on a long-term plan to provide clean water to everyone in the area, including children.”
The French company has faced criticism for using water from MSF’s water treatment plants in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In March, a court in the French city of Marseille ruled against the company for using its water treatment facilities for the purpose of drinking water.