The Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha said organizations involved in service delivery should leverage technology tools to enhance productivity.
The managing director noted that production is a ratio of output over input and to achieve a higher figure, the output can be maximized by optimizing technological resources. The organization he leads, NWSC, is ramping up efforts to increase productivity through technological change and efficiency enhancement to drive its efforts to accelerate service provision.
"The event today is a demonstration of what NWSC can do. It is one thing to have an idea and it's another to bring it to reality. The NWSC Board and management are committed to support innovation and technology geared towards delivering water for all, an aspiration of NDPIII," Eng. Mugisha said.
He was speaking at the World Engineering Day celebrations held under the global theme "Engineering for a healthy Planet".
The managing director urged innovators to be patriotic and support the BUBU initiative, encouraging them to use local materials to complete the Ugandan originality of their products. At the event, NWSC showcased over 30 in-house engineering innovations they are deploying to boost service delivery.
These included an in-house water billing system, which according to Dr Silver Mugisha, has saved the corporation Shs.800m from annual license fees.
There is also a spare part fabricating machine, which has saved the corporation from importing spare parts for water pumps, motor rewinding, and a foundry which has helped the corporation to substitute importation of some spare parts and chlorine manufacturing technology which according to Dr. Mugisha, has brought down operational costs.