National water bosses get donors nod over Kampala projects

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The National Water and Sewerage Corporation is hosting a 3 day Mutual Reliance Initiative (MRI) meeting with development partners at the NWSC International Resource Centre in Bugolobi.

The purpose of the meeting is to assess the implementation of jointly financed projects through a Mutual Reliance Initiative (MRI) made up of the Government of Uganda, Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KFW), Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the European Investment bank.

NWSC is implementing the KW LVWATSAN mission that is aimed at increasing water supply and sanitation coverage in the greater metropolitan Kampala region.

The major interventions under the project include: construction of the Katosi water treatment plant (Capacity 240million litres per day), construction of 55kms of transmission pipeline to Kampala from Katosi water works and a 4 million litres capacity feacal sludge treatment plant in Nalukolongo.

Others are; rehabilitation of Ggaba Treatment Complex, construction of 16,000million litres capacity reservoirs in Namasuba, improvement of sanitation facilities and awareness in the informal settlements of Kampala and Kampala network expansion and rehabilitation among others.

Speaking during the mission  wrap-up session, NWSC Director Engineering Services and the mission project manager Eng Alex Gisagara shared the challenges, progress of works done and the implementation recommendations.

Eng Gisagara added that the corporation is working on massive infrastructure to improve access to safe water and sanitation services in all NWSC areas of operation.

AFD country Representative Virginie Leroy appreciated the work done so far.

“I’m happy that Uganda is taking a big portfolio of the AFD water and Sanitation sector. We are leaving Uganda with a big smile and applaud NWSC for the good work done so far.”

She urged the corporation not lose the momentum. “Let’s get more pipes in the ground and serve more people.” she added

NWSC Board Chairman Dr. Eng Christopher Ebal appreciated the support from the development partners and shared the corporation’s 5 year strategic direction and efforts towards water and sanitation services for all.

Eng Ebal assured the mission that NWSC is boosting its Projects and Capital Development team to improve project supervision and implementation.

He added that NWSC is committed to water for all for a delighted customer by a delighted workforce.

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