MPs on the parliamentary committee on Commission, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) led by its Chairman Hon. Mubarak Munyagwa applauded the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for its outstanding performance in terms of service delivery.
The MPs made these comments after a visit of the Corporation’s facilities in Bugolobi and Kinawataka. The group first visited NWSC Bugolobi where construction of a new sewerage plant is currently underway. The Bugolobi plant will be the biggest in East and Central Africa and will not only treat sewerage but also generate power. “Judging by the quality and progress of work, it’s clear that NWSC is dong a fantastic job.” said Mr. John Bosco Kagoro, the principal clerk at parliament.
The Committee was apprised on the importance of the projects by the DMD – Technical Services Eng. Johnson Amayo together with Director Engineering Services Eng. Alex Gisagara. The Duo exhaustively shared on the impact of such a project in Kampala. “The new infrastructure will improve sanitation and health in the city, protect L.Victoria, generate 630KW of Power among other benefits” explained Eng. Alex.
Also present was the Senior Manager Sewerage Services Eng. James Maiteki Miiro, Senior Manager Corporate Communications Ms. Sarah Namuwenge, Principal Sociologist Ms. Victoria Komukyeya, Principal Engineer Mr. Arinaitwe Frederick among other NWSC staff.
The group then headed for Karuma where they were received by the Gulu Area Manager Mr. Gang Stephen. At Karuma, the DMD Technical Services explained that water will be pumped from River Nile, 72km away, to a new treatment plant that is currently under construction. The Committee visited the site for the treatment and appreciated the efforts of NWSC to ensure 100% water access.
The one day tour ended with a visit to Oyitino Dam, upon completion the dam will supply 5000 cubic meters of water every day. The municipality currently relies on pumping about 4,000 cubic meters of water from Oyitino dam located in Bardege Division, However, this has not been sufficient with residents facing severe water shortages during dry spells