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US trains 25 Ugandan officials in water safety systems

US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac confirmed the training of Staff from the Ministry of Water & Environment on modern water and sanitation management systems. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The US government has trained 25 officials in the Ministry of Water and Environment on modern water and sanitation management systems.

The three-day training, which ended on June 27,  was conducted through the U.S. government’s Ambassador’s Water Expert Program (AWEP).

AWEP brought U.S. Department of the Interior technical expert Nick Dickinson to Uganda to provide technical expertise in data analysis to 25 Ministry of Water and Environment officials from rural districts.

Speaking at the closure of the workshop, the US Ambassador, Ms Deborah Malac, said Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment has already shown strong leadership in water security and management, and training through AWEP will strengthen the Ministry’s evidence-based approach to ensuring all Ugandans can access clean water.

The Director in Ministry of Water and Environment, Mr Dominic Kavutse was in attendance.

Ambassador Malac noted that Uganda was the first African country selected to benefit from AWEP, which is funded through U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program.

She cited AWEP as an example of the United States’ commitment to the U.S.-Uganda partnership, and of the willingness of the American people to continue to invest in the future of all Ugandans.

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