National
NWSC clarifies on Mulago water supply disconnection
Publish Date: Mar 25, 2014
NWSC clarifies on Mulago water supply disconnection
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Jeff Andrew Lule

NATIONAL Water Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) management has refuted reports that it disconnected water supply to Mulago Hospital.

Speaking to New Vision at their offices yesterday, the agency’s manager public relations and communications, Sarah Namuwenge said they only disconnected other departments within the hospital premises but not the main hospital as alleged.

“We disconnected other departments like the Medical and Nursing Schools among others. They have different service lines and it is what we disconnected. The main hospital was not affected by our operations,” she said.

She said all bills of other departments are supposed to be paid by Ministry of Health and will not be reconnected until they are cleared.

Namuwenge stressed that water is a key resource in the operations of the hospital like anyother health facility and disconnecting it would affect its operations.

“There is no need for alarm. Our major role is to save people’s lives through providing safe and clean water. Disconnecting the hospital would automatically affect the facility’s operations thus leading to loss of people’s lives,” she noted.

She said they are already in talks with the hospital management to see how the bills will be cleared. Namuwenge said their team was also on the ground to check low pressures at the facility.

The NWSC last week disconnected water supply from some parts of the hospital over unpaid bills amounting to over sh6bn.

The managing director NWSC, Dr. Silver Mugisha, said they intend to expand water services from 40 to 80 districts in the next five years.

“That is why we urge our people to desist from illegal connections. This affects our operation like our expansion plan,” Mugisha noted.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Lukwago likens city evictions to Operation Wembley
THE Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has likened Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to the defunct Operation Wembley unit of police...
Ugandan diplomats ordered to learn foreign languages
UGANDA envoys and the diplomatic staff are encouraged to study languages of countries of their respective workstations...
AMISOM to leave Somalia in 2016
THE African Mission to Somalia, a peace keeping mission operated by the African Union could leave Somalia in 2016, according to the latest assessment by stakeholders...
Minister warns civil servants over pension scam
Civil servants working in the ministry of Public Service have been warned against pension scam that it should not happen again....
Traditional healers want to meet Museveni
Traditional healers have petitioned Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga seeking her help to meet President Yoweri Museveni over their support during the 1980 Bush war....
AMISOM to leave Somalia in 2016 - envoy
The African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), a peace keeping mission operated by the African Union would be leaving Somalia in 2016, according to the latest assessment by stakeholders...
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter