World Environment Day-NWSC to Green the Environment With 1million trees
The National Water and Sewerage Corporation(NWSC) joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Environment day 2018.
Besides Major infrastructure development initiatives, the corporation is mindful of the need to protect and conserve the environment for sustainable provision of water and Sewerage services.
According to Samuel Apedel the Corporation’s spokesperson, NWSC is working together with the Young water professionals (YWPs) Uganda Chapter a group of youth below the age of 35 with a passion for water, sanitation and the environment, communities in NWSC service areas, the School Water and Sanitation Clubs (SWAS) and NWSC stakeholders to green the Environment.
The Deputy Managing Director Finance and Corporate strategy Mrs Sylvia Alinaitwe Tumuheirwe noted that NWSC has so far planted 224,843 in all service towns as part of the one million tree planted campaign.
Sylvia who also doubles as the Patron YWPs/SWAS clubs both initiatives of NWSC added that the corporation is working with other stakeholders like NFA to hit the 1,000,000 tree target.
NWSC is in phase of accelerated service delivery that has seen the organisation expand its service coverage from 24 towns in 2014 to 235 towns as at June 2018.
The Government of Uganda through NWSC lauched a programme Service coverage Acceleration Programme (SCAP 100) with an aim of extending clean water services to over 12,000 villages across the country.
According to Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha MD NWSC, the utility has made remarkable strides under the programme. “A number of villages within NWSC operational areas are already enjoying clean safe water. NWSC working with other stakeholders will not rest until we achieve 100% coverage in all our areas of operation,” he said.