Ntoroko-The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has cautioned water vendors to desist from exploiting customers.
The remarks were made by the corporation’s Managing Director Dr. Silver Mugisha during a visit to the flood stricken sub-counties in Ntoroko district.
According to the local leaders, the floods displaced over 20,000 people and affected over 3500 homesteads.
“It is unfair to exploit customers who are going through tragedy following the floods that have left many homeless. A jerrycan of water at NWSC’s lowest rate is Shs25 only. It is absurd that people are taking advantage of the situation to sell it Shs300 and above,” Mugisha said.
He promised to appoint temporary caretakers who will ensure that the affected people pay only Shs25sh per 20 litre jerrycan.
Dr.Mugisha further said the corporation is going to install additional public taps in the affected communities to reduce the power of middle men selling water expensively. This will also improve access to water and sanitation in the area.
He appealed to local leaders to work with NWSC to install community taps with cheap water.