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20,000 people to get water from NWSC-Barclays initiative

Barclays Bank Uganda Ltd and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) have entered a partnership to build 100 Public Stand Posts (PSPs) in 23 select towns in Uganda where the bank operates.

The initiative coincides with activities to mark 90 years of the bank’s experience in Uganda where the bank operates.

The bank has made a contribution of UGX200,000 million shillings for the construction of 100 public water points for the urban poor communities in 23 selected towns.

PRO-POOR SERVICE: The construction of the PSPs in line with the NWSC Strategic Direction whose objective is to achieve 100% coverage by 2020. It also falls within the NWSC Infrastructure Service Delivery Programme (ISDP) in which the corporation is extending about 1000kms of water pipes to take clean water to more people.

NWSC has on the request of the bank agreed to construct the water points and make the connections within its ISDPs and urban poor initiatives. Each PSP serves 20-30 households or about 200 people. The corporation has over 10,866 PSPs in its operational areas across the country.

WATER FOR ALL: As at June 2017, NWSC was operating in 179 towns up from only 26 towns in 2014. The Corporation Serves over 7 million people through over 500,000 water connections. The NWSC service footprint is set to increase further following the handover of a further 25 new towns to the corporation by the Ministry of Water and Environment. NWSC is committed to water for all for delighted customers by a delighted workforce.

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