KAMPALA – The Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha has revealed plans by the institution to set up three training facilities across the country, to boost staff skills.
Mugisha made the revelation on Thursday during the graduation of the staff that took part in the reskilling training at Gaba Water Treatment plant in Kampala.
“For an institution that is growing like NWSC, you can’t grow sustainably without continuously training the people. We have trained about 1,000 people and we think this is not enough because we have more than 3,000 people. We are thinking of adding more training outlets in the north and west. We want to be able to graduate 2,000 people instead of the 300 that are graduating now,” he said.
Ms. Rose Kagwa, Director Business and Scientific Services at NWSC revealed that the latest graduation attracted 323 graduates, of these; 168 are industrial plumbers, 35 electrical mechanical technicians, 102 customer service advisors, 18 industrial plumbers at level three diploma.
Mugisha defended the establishment of the institution saying the corporation has grown in the last five years which has created room for growing the capacity of staff.
“You can see that the number at which we are increasing technicians is higher than the rate at which we are training them, so we want to increase the number of training institutions so that we increase capacity to train our people because skills are changing, we have new plumbing techniques and if we don’t continuously train our people in the real world of action, we shall have a problem,” he said.