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NWSC TO PLANT 40,000 TREES IN KAMPALA

Following the successful completion of the 1million tree planting in all NWSC areas of operation across the country, the corporation has revealed plans to plant more 40,000 trees in Kampala.

 

 A total of 40,000 trees are going to be planted. 20,000 trees including a live fence to protect the boundaries of  Ggaba waterworks and 20,000 trees around NWSC installations in Kampala i.e reservoirs, booster stations among other installations will be planted.

 

Speaking at the launch of the initiative at the Ggaba waterworks, NWSC Deputy MD Finance and corporate strategy Dr. Sylvia Tumuhairwe Alinaitwe said that besides major infrastructure development initiatives, NWSC is mindful of the need to protect and conserve the environment for sustainable provision of water and sewerage services.

 

 Kampala water General Manager Eng Andrew Sekayizzi said that water is no longer an infinite resource. "If we do not take care of our environment, our water sources will soon dry up. Imagine a capital city with no water!  In some towns, our water sources have dried up as a result of extreme weather conditions." he shared

 

He called upon Ugandans to protect the environment jealously. 

Members of the  Young Water Professionals – Uganda chapter, a forum that was established  by NWSC to bring together Uganda professionals and students below the age of 35 years with the main aim of pooling competences in order to provide unified approaches towards solving the water, sanitation and environment challenges faced by the water sector in the country reiterated their commitment towards environmental protection, hygiene and  promotion promotion.

 

NWSC is working with the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Young Water Professional (YWPs)  in promoting source protection and environmental conservation.

 

 The objective of the campaign is to encourage the youth, school-going children and the communities in areas that NWSC operates to collectively plant trees as a means of protecting the environment and ensuring a greener Uganda. 

 

 The corporation is also working with various partners to restore wetlands and catchment protection in its areas operation.

 

 At the same function, the young water Professionals Uganda chapter elected its new leadership.

 Winners of the YWP  Steering Committee.

1.John Fisher Sekabira - President (NWSC)

2. Julian Musiime-1st Vice President (KCCA-Deputy Head Sanitation)

3. Sheila Nduhukire- 2nd Vice President 

4. Eng Innocent Twesigye- Secretary General (NWSC P&CD)

4. Deputy Secretary General- Angella Ameso (NWSC)

5.Publicity Secretary - Monica Ndagire (Water Quality Dept Ggaba water works)

6.Deputy Publicity Secretary- Brian Abong (NWSC PR)

8.Mobilisation Secretary- Sharon Gubamwoyo (Water Quality and Environment Specialist NWSC)

9. Deputy Mobilization Secretary- Sheila Mpiire (NWSC Kla Water)

10. Sub Chapter Coordinator- Ivan Ajuna  (Bushenyi)

11. Kayitesi Fiona- Regional Youth Advisor Central Region

12. Obua James- Regional Youth Advisor Western and South western region

 

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