President Museveni Monday addressed the 20th African Water Association (AFWA) International Congress at Serena International Conference Centre.
He welcomed all the guests to this beautiful country and urge them to feel at home.
Water issues must be addressed holistically in tandem with other issues like the environment, health, income generation and electrification, he said.
“It should not be handled in isolation. For example, unless we address energy questions, people will destroy forests and affect rain formation.”
Museveni said it is the same concern with household incomes, fighting corruption, getting masses out of traditional to commercial farming, stabilizing land productivity through irrigation and security.
“We must address all these to achieve equilibrium.”
He congratulated Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha for assuming office as the new chair of AFWA.
He also congratulated him for authoring a book, “Sustaining High Performing Public Enterprises”, which he launched at the event.