KAMPALA – National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and Roofings Uganda Limited have joined hands to provide public water points to supply water to water-stressed areas of Kampala during the Coronavirus (COV19) outbreak.
The areas to benefit include water stressed areas at the periphery of the network which currently receive intermittent supply or no water at all. Each of the 100 spots will be supplied by a 10,000 litre capacity tank that will supply water at the official NWSC public tap tariff of UGx 25shs per 20 liter jerry can.
Whereas Kampala Water is currently able to produce 240 million liters of water per day, peak demand is 300 million liters per day. To bridge this shortfall NWSC is currently undertaking the construction of a 240 million liter per day capacity water treatment plant in Katosi to the East of Kampala. The first phase to be completed in January 2021 will deliver 160 million liters of water per day.
The partnership with Roofings Uganda Limited will provide short term relief to NWSC customers in water stressed areas as NWSC undertakes the completion of the Katosi Water Treatment Plant. Roofings Uganda Limited has provided UGX 100 million towards the partnership. Under the partnership, the NWSC will procure the tanks, construct the water points and ensure that they are provided with water using water bowsers.
Roofings Uganda Limited CEO Sikander Lalani said that the Roofings group is standing with the people of Uganda during this difficult time. “We are committed to improving the well-being of communities in which we operate, we believe that the partnership with NWSC will improve access to clean safe water and subsequently promote handswashing in less privileged communities,” he said
He added that over 10,000 households will benefit from this joint water supply intervention. The areas to benefit include Kyengera, Wakiso, Mukono, Seeta, Kyaliwajjala,Matugga,Bulenga, Kyebando, Gayaza, Nateete, Nalumunye, Nansana, Kireka-Kamuli, Wakiso-Ssenge, Nansana-Gganda, Namagoma, Mukono-Nakapinyi, Ndejje-Ggangu,Najjanankumbi-Kitiko among other areas.