KAMPALA – The Minister for Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris has inaugurated four new NWSC Board members at the NWSC IREC building in Bugolobi.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Cheptoris expressed joy towards the excellent service delivery levels and the management of NWSC.
“I’m extremely happy with the performance of NWSC and I appreciate the strategic guidance the previous board has offered to the management team. I implore you to work towards serving more Ugandans as we work towards access to safe water for all,” he said
He called upon the new board members to use the previous success stories of the outgoing board as a foundation for exemplary performance and new frontiers at the corporation.
“Nothing was illegal about the recruitment process of the new board members as i have read in some media reports. The term of the chairperson and Vice-Chair are still running until mid this year. We followed a very rigorous vetting process to select the other new board members.” he said
NWSC Board chairman Dr.Eng Christopher Ebal welcomed the new board members. He appreciated the Minister for exercising his mandate under the water act to constitute new board members for business continuity at NWSC.
On behalf of the board, he reiterated their commitment to providing policy and strategic guidance to NWSC management.
Eng Ebal called upon the new Board of Directors to accustom themselves with the legal framework, exercise teamwork, tolerance, equitable and inclusive when implementing policies, efficient and effective in their mandate.
NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha applauded the previous board for the strategic leadership, oversight, and policies that enabled the corporation to achieve the following in the last 5 years;
Increased connections from 270, 000 customers to 650,000, Increased turn over from 150B to 445B, NWSC used to extend 80kms of water mains each F/Y. The company now lays 2800kms per year, surplus for reinvestment has increased from 38B to now 96B, and Total network length was 6500kms. It is now 18000kms and asset base from 650B to now 3.1Trillion.
According to Dr. Mugisha, the NWSC act mandates the board as a policy-making body of NWSC which provides oversight to the MD and the management team.
He shared that the outgoing board in quorum approved the Corporate plan, Strategic Direction, Budgets, Performance contracts with government among other policy documents that have enabled the corporation to achieve exceptional results.
“Service Delivery is a moving target! As we implement projects, the population keeps growing and as hence demands for services.
The corporation is working towards 100% access to clean water and sewerage services for all, significantly contribute towards the protection of the environment and CSR initiatives.” he added
The NWSC Board of Directors
Board Chairman Dr.Eng Christopher Ebal
Vice-Chair – Mrs. Ruth Kanyarunju
Rt. Col Stephen Mwesige Basaliza– Board Member
Onyiru Sarah– Board Member
Runge George Muzungyo– Board Member
Racheal Kiconco Mbabazi
Mrs Faridah Mpiima Mayanja-Board Member
Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha– MD
Edith Kateete- Deputy Managing Director Board Affairs/Corporation Secretary