KAMPALA — The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) was one of the top winners at the Digital Impact Africa Awards 2019 on Friday night after grabbing three awards.
The annual Digital Impact Awards Africa, organised by HiPipo are aimed at recognizing and rewarding individuals and organisations across Africa that are spearheading the use of digital tools to lead the continental economic transformation
NWSC won the Best Digital Customer Service, Best Digital Customer Experience (Utilies) and Best E-Service/E-Commerce (Silver) awards at the event held at the Mestil Hotel in Kampala.
Mr. Inocent Kawooya, the CEO of HiPipo Limited, said the awards are meant to recognise companies that are changing the face of financial Service delivery by using technological and digital innovation.
“This year’s awards are held under the theme “include everyone.” Everyone means the young, the old, the rural, educated and non-educated. Digital technology is one way through which everyone can be reached and included” he said
Maggie Kigozi, the formal investment ambassador who was the guest of honour said because of digital technology and innovation, Uganda is set to achieve economic development.
More than 100 projects had been nominated in the thirty-five categories. The ceremony was taking place for the fifth time.
Themed ‘Include Everyone’, the competition saw corporate companies and government agencies judged based on social media presence, innovativeness, product usability among other digital feats.
Last month, NWSC also scooped the glory award from the World Confederation of Business over its distinguished performance in utility management and capacity building of other utilities in the world.
The Corporation’s Board Chairman Dr. Eng Christopher Ebal was also recognized with the Visionary Leader Extraordinary Award for the strategic guidance he has offered to the utility over the years.
According to NWSC board chairman Dr.Eng. Christopher Ebal, the awards showcase the corporation’s excellence in service delivery as demonstrated by its outstanding initiatives, impact of work and inspiration to others.
WORLDCOB is a leading international organization that encourages worldwide business development.