The MPs said they were impressed not only with infrastructure development by NWSC, but also with their efforts to ensure that most Ugandans access clean water.
PIC: Eng Alex Gisagara National water (white trouser) addressing the Parliamentary committee on national economy during the committee visit at Gaba National water and sewerage plant on March 5, 2018. (Credit: Nancy Nanyonga)
INFRASTRUCTURE | SERVICE DELIVERY
KAMPALA - MPs on the parliamentary committee on national economy have applauded the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for its outstanding performance in terms of service delivery.
Giving feedback about the works being done by NWSC after visiting the Ggaba- water treatment plant and the Kampala water-Lake Victoria Watsan project, the MPs said they were impressed not only with infrastructure development by NWSC, but also with their efforts to ensure that most Ugandans access clean water.
The MPs were led by the committee chairperson, Sydar Bumba.
The NWSC Uganda is a public utility company owned by the Government.
It was established in 1972 and is mandated to operate and provide water and sewerage services in the areas entrusted to it, on a sound commercial and financially viable basis.
Busongora North MP William Nzoghu said NWSC is one of the few agencies of government still surviving and performing, adding that he was contented with what the corporation was doing.
The parliamentary committee on national economy touring Gaba National Water and Sewerage plant on March 5, 2018. (Credit: Nancy Nanyonga)
Manjiya County MP John Baptist Nambeshe said was impressed with the infrastructural development being done by NWSC, saying it was one of the best in Africa, but asked them to put in place plans to deal with sewage management in major towns in city, adding that the issue in towns like Mbale is still terrible.
The MP for Kioga County in Amolatar district, Anthony Okello, applauded the corporation for extending clean water to remote communities in the country.
He, however, said there are many leakage points in and around Kampala, adding that these points are a source of contamination and, therefore, asked them to address this challenge.
Mid last year, NWSC scooped a beyond-success award from the World Confederation of Business over its distinguished performance in utility management and capacity building of other utilities in the world.
NWSC has had a massive water extension rollout programme that has seen the corporation increase its service coverage from 23 towns in 2013 to 200 towns countrywide in 2017.