KAKIRI – The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on Tuesday delivered water mains at its Wakiso office as it embarks on the new 16km water distribution line from Kabulengwa Tank to Kakiri Town Council.
According to Samuel Apedel, the NWSC public relations officer, the new line, when completed, will improve water supply reliability in Wakiso and Kakiri towns.
He added that the project is part of NWSC’s SCAP100 programme aimed at extending water to over 12,000 villages in Uganda, connect over 14,000 new connections, install over 20,000 public water points and lay over 8000kms of water mains
The development comes after President Museveni and his wife Janet commissioned two water installations in Mitooma and Kiruhura districts in western Uganda at the weekend.
The First Lady commissioned the Kiyanga water supply system in Kiyanga Sub-county in Mitooma district. The system, previously run by Mitooma District leadership, was recently gazetted to NWSC. From the previous 3 hours of water supply per day, the villages of Kisizi 1, Kisizi 2, Omukihita, Omukibingo, Ruraama 1, Ruraama 2, Kamakora, Omukatojo, Ruhungye, Kashasha and the surrounding areas will now get clean water supply 24/7.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony held at Ruraama Health Center, the First Lady urged the residents to use the water to improve sanitation and health in their homes.
The President also commissioned Kashongi water mains extension in Kiruhura District.
The President in his remarks urged the residents to protect River Rwizi jealously and other water bodies that support the livelihoods of the people.
The water mains extension from Rubindi town to Kashongi was implemented by the Government of Uganda through the National water and Sewerage Corporation.
The project scope includes 12kms of water mains extension serving 7 villages, which include Ruhuumba, Kachwapare, Nchune, Kashongi, Ntara and the surrounding areas. It also includes 30 public water points to serve various villages in the district.
Some of the other areas to benefit from the project include Kyenshama Trading Center and the surrounding areas in Kashongi County, Kiruhura district.
The project will serve over 40,000 people in Kiruhura district.