The Rotary Club of Nsangi has Wednesday recognized NWSC with the 2020-2021 Rotary Vocational Award for its tremendous contribution in the Water and Sanitation Sector.
Accoding to the Club President Dr. Charles Muweesi, the rotarians commended NWSC for the connectivity and continous water supply during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Rotary membership recognize exemplary service in key focal areas such as; peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease Prevention and treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development as well as Vocational Service Recognition.
While receiving the award, Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha thanked the Rotary club of Nsangi for the kind gesture which he said is motivation to the Board and Management’s efforts towards 100% service coverage for all.
He applauded rotarians for their commitment towards the achievement of SDG Goal 6; Clean Water and Sanitation.
“NWSC is working with alot resilience to ensure that our customers get water amidst the COVID-19 challenges. We urge our customers to pay bills and enable us maintain the same level of service or even better. This will also enable us extend clean water to the unserved population across the country,” he said.
Sharing water supply stabilization plans for Kampala, Dr. Silver said that NWSC is working to complete the new 160million litres per day Katosi water works project.
Upon completion, NWSC will, using Ggaba and Katosi water treatment plants, meet the demand for clean water in the Kampala Metropolitan service area.
“This and many other plans aimed at service delivery enhancement for all have been incorporated into NWSC’s new corporate plan for the period 2021-2026,” he added.
Eng Mugisha shared that the new Corporate plan is pivoted to the National Development Plan (NDPIII) with an aim of reaching all Ugandans with clean safe water and Sewerage services.
He further revealed ongoing plans to construct a new water treatment plant at Kaazi along Entebbe road.
This, he said, will boost water supply reliability along Entebbe road, Masaka road, Mpigi and the surrounding areas.
Since 1990, NWSC has expanded from;
• 5 towns of operation to now over 258 areas of operation.
•300kms of pipe network in 1990 to now over 20,000kms
• NWSC used to serve less than 500,000 people in 1990. The corporation now serves more than 15m people.
•NWSC has connected more than 700,000 customers up from 20,000 in 1990
•Installed hundreds of public water points to improve access to safe water for all and and annual revenue has grown from 4m$ in 1990 to now over 130m% among others.