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Kibale East Constituency residents get safe water

MP Kibale County Frank Tumwebaze is joined by NWSC MD Dr Silver Mugisha as they commission the new water project in Kibale East constituency (PML Daily PHOTO)

KAMWENGE -The National Water and Sewerage Corporation has completed Kibale East water supply project in Kibale East constituency, Kamwenge district.

The new water supply project was commissioned by the area MP and Minister for ICT and National Guidance Hon Frank Tumwebaze on Saturday 4th July 2018

Speaking at the event, Hon Frank Tumwebaze commended NWSC for implementing government programmes.

“I thank NWSC for putting government resources into good use. More people are getting water and better sanitation services across the country.”

Hon Tumwebaze added that in some places, the people of Kibale East constituency have been buying a jerrycan of dirty water at 1000shs. The new NWSC public water points selling water at 50shs per jerrycan will greatly contribute to the economic growth, hygiene and Sanitation in the area.

NWSC MD Dr Silver Mugisha briefs guests and the media on the new project’s gimmicks (PML Daily PHOTO)

NWSC MD Eng Silver Mugisha assured the people of Kamwenge district that the corporation is working on a number of infrastructure service delivery plans across the country under the Service Coverage Acceleration Programme (SCAP100) that was launched by the Government of Uganda through NWSC to extend water to over 12,000 villages in Uganda.

According to Dr Silver, NWSC used to lay 80kms of water mains extension per year across the country. In the F/Y 2017/2018, NWSC extended over 2200kms of water mains under the #SCAP100 programme.

“We plan to extend between 2500kms to 3000kms of water mains network across the country to serve more people across the country and connect over 60,000 customers up from the 50,000 customers last F/Y.” he said.

Kibale-Bisozi village LC.1 Chairman Mr Richard Kandole appreciated the area leadership, the Government of Uganda and NWSC for improving the lives of citizens in areas with clean safe water.

NWSC service coverage has moved up from 74% to 84% in urban centres and 54% in peri-urban areas. The corporation is working towards 100% service coverage in all its areas of operation in 2020.

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