President Yoweri Museveni Saturday commissioned the UGX 82.3Bn phase 1 Gulu Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Gulu city.
He was flanked by German Ambassador, Mathias Schauer, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, State ministers; Beatrice Anywar and Ronald Kibuule, Board Chairman Eng. Badru M.Kiggundu, Deputy NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong and Deputy MD Technical Services Eng. Johnson Amayo.
The Gulu water supply and sanitation project is geared towards upgrading and expansion of the existing water treatment plant from a production capacity of 4, 000,000 litres of water per day to 10, 000,000 litres of water per day.
The project which is jointly funded by the government of Uganda, World Bank and KfW aims at improving access to water and sanitation services in priority areas and improve the living conditions in Gulu city.
This only the first phase, the second phase will stretch to Karuma, Kamdini, Minakulu, Bobi, Palenga, Koro- Abili and the surrounding areas and will have the following targets;
•72km bulk water transmission main from Karuma to Gulu.
•30million litres per/day capacity water intake at Karuma.
•10million litres per/day capacity Nile water treatment plant
• No (2) 5.3million litres capacity water reservoirs
•Water Pumping station
•SCADA system for the new plant and supply system
•42 water borne toilets.