The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is implementing a number of projects to boost access to safe clean water in Mubende, Mityana and Kamwenge towns.
NWSC Board Chairman Eng. Dr. Prof Badru Kiggundu says in Kamwenge, the corporation laid 127kms of pipe in 20,181,986kms in 2019/20 and 15kms in 2020/21.
150kms of water mains were laid in Mityana under the Service Coverage Acceleration program and supply has also been extended to Tamu division in Mityana, where a 162,000litres reservoir tank, a booster station and a 12km pumping main were rolled out.
NWSC also drilled a motorized borehole to provide an alternative water source in Mityana, conducted feasibility studies of the Nakatongoli catchment to improve water quality and installed public water points in 132 villages out of 164 in the municipality.
"In addition to the above works, NWSC in partnership with Kamwenge stakeholders is working on a project to serve Rwamwanja Refugee settlement camp, Bigodi water project, Kitonzi and Kambambiro water projects in partnership with Water for People and Bishozi water supply improvement project in partnership with UNHCR," Eng Kiggundu was quoted as saying in an official statement.
The Director of Engineering services at NWSC Eng Alex Gisagara said that the corporation laid a total of 114.9kms of water mains to serve over 30 villages in Mubende, installed 171 public standpipes to increase water production capacity.
"Currently, we are laying 16kms of water mains to Lusalira and 8kms to Ntungamo-Mubende, respectively. The area is also extending 5kms to Nkandwa and 4kms to serve Musozi," he said.