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NWSC commits to service continuity in Lira amidst flooding

Following the recent extreme weather conditions in Lira City that left National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) installations submerged along Lake Kwania a tributary of Lake Kyoga.

The unfortunate event displaced many villages and our esteemed customers.

This morning, NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha visited the area to assess the effect of the floods on NWSC installations.

Some of the engeering interventions completed to maintain operations include;
•Installed new submersible pumps that operate in water.
•Built Gambions to protect the installations.
•Protected the power lines to the installations that were submerged in water.
• Purchased boats to transport staff to the installations.

Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha pledged uninterrupted water supply in Lira City despite the challenges NWSC is experiencing.

“We are going to purchase more motorised boats to enable our staff move to the installations. NWSC management is closely monitoring the situation in Lira and implementing engineering solutions to essure that our people have clean safe water,”  he pledged.

In addition, NWSC is constructing a new spacious office block to improve the customer service experience in Lira town by December 2020

Lira City to get a new Technical Training Institute.
Dr. Silver shared that in line with the GoU’s Skilling Uganda Programme, NWSC is constructing a vocational training Institute at Kacung. This will build the capacity of NWSC staff to better serve the people of Lira.

Having successfully completed and launched the Ggaba Vocational training Institute, NWSC is working on another institute in South Western Uganda and Kachung in Lira city.

Ongoing service delivery projects in Lira;

•Rehabilitation of both Eastern and Western sewer lagoons in Lira.
•Construction of a new sewer Lifting station.
•Refurbishment of sewage ponds to receive wastewater from Lira industrial area and additional wastewater from central business center.
•Dokolo water supply improvement project from Kachung along Kwania lake to Dokolo.
•Upgrade of pumps, generators, transformers and other modifications at all stations: intake, treatment plant, Agwatta booster, and water supply network improvement plans in the Lira town.

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