A bright day as Uganda’s most important agent of government National Water and Sewerage Corporation celebrates 50 years in service with the theme accelerating sustainable water and sanitation for all. The corporation is applauded for increased clean piped water and managed Sewerage.
The entity expanded it’s geographical coverage from three districts Kampala, Entebbe and Jinja in 1976 to 203 service centres in 2022, with a population increase from five hundred thousand to eighteen million though the target is forty four million.
Dr. Engineer Badru Kigundu a boarder member to NWSC explained that the target is to cover all industrial parks. Plans are underway to cover new cities, all these to be achieved through internal reforms like infrastructure, skilled stakeholders collaborations, capacity building of staffs through trainings related to Patriotism, Pan Africanism and Technology.
Much as there has been improvements in service delivery, few Ugandans can sustain piped water in their homesteads with majority failing to clear water areas. Indeed much has to be discussed interms of a unit price of water, though President Museveni is happy with the 109B surplus out of the generated 519B. On that note the President pledged to secured support for the 30B required to push water projects.
It’s noted that a new water plant in Katosi has been unveiled joining Gabba 1 and 2 water plants serving Kampala and surrounding areas as well as digitalisation of billing and payments services.