On Saturday, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Managing Director (MD), Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha commissioned several public water service points and donated 10 rain water harvesting tanks to selected communities in Kanungu.
The MD also inspected the Kanyampanga water scheme that is supplying water to 7 sub-counties in Kihihi, Kanyampanga, Rutenga-Kinaba.
The MD and NWSC team met Kanungu district leaders, stakeholders and customers at the district headquarters.
The meeting provided an opportunity for NWSC to collect feedback for better service delivery in the region. Speaking at the meeting, area MP Hon James Kaberuka thanked NWSC for the aggressive network expansion in Kanungu. “Kanungu district was known for the infamous Kibwetere massacre. Institutions like NWSC are accelerating development in the district.”
The tanks with a capacity of 10,000 litres each were donated to residents of Rutenga-Kinaba to help the residents harvest rain water.
2 water points were also commissioned to serve over 400 people in Rutenga-Kinaba communities.
The Corporation is working on a 5.2km water mains extension to Ishaasha at the Congo-Uganda border among many others ongoing interventions to improve access to safe water in the region.
The NWSC MD also interacted with Kanungu district leaders, stakeholders and customers at the district headquarters. The engagement was aimed at collecting feedback for better service delivery in the region. At the event, customers shared feedback both positive and negative which the managing director noted for immediate feedback. He shared the corporation’s plans to improve access to safe water and better the lives of the.
In related development, NWSC is constructing public water points along Entebbe Road to serve Nakiwogo, Baise road, Lugonjo, Kitoro market, Namulanda, Bwerenge, Kusubi and the surrounding areas.