ENTEBBE – The National Water and Sewerage Corporation has revealed that it has sought permission from the government to seal off sections of Entebbe road for three weeks to lay a new sewer line.
Addressing a press conference in Kampala yesterday, Mr Samuel Apedel the NWSC public relations officer, said part of Shoprite junction will be sealed off in a phased manner to lay the pipes.
“We are blocking off the first lane of Entebbe road to lay a new sewer line and when we are through with it, we shall open it and block the second lane to finish the interconnection,” he said.
However, he revealed that they have always put in place means to divert traffic without causing much public inconvenience.
He revealed when the second lane of Entebbe road is blocked, all traffic from Ben Kiwanuka street will be diverted to Nakivubo road to access the Shoprite Junction from Kafumbe Mukasa road.
The exercise begins on Thursday, August 23 and is expected to end on September 9.
Mr Apedel explained that this is part of the construction work of the new Bugolobi Sewerage treatment plant. The new line will be collecting sewerage from downtown Kampala, Nakivubo, Namirembe Road, Kisekka Market, Old Kampala, Aga Khan Schools.
National Water and Sewerage Corporation is constructing a new water treatment plant in Bugolobi which will be treating 45 million litres of wastewater daily from the heavily polluted Nakivubo channel before it enters Lake Victoria. The plant will also produce 650kW of electricity from biogas and charcoal briquettes from sludge.