Tuesday September 4th 2018
By Aiden Graw
National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC] on Monday September,3 commissioned water projects in areas of Kakanju and Bitooma subcounties in Igara West and Buramba in Ishaka Division.
The stakeholders’ meeting was held with local leaders and citizens in a bid to sensitize and educate the population so that the project does not encounter challenges. Over 15 parishes from Kakanju, Bitooma and Buramba are to benefit from this project.
Over the past 5years, NWSC under the management of Eng Prof. Silver Mugisha has extended piped water from 23 to 250 towns.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, Jaffari Bassajabalaba the Bushenyi District Chairman noted that the Central Government allocates shs 300M for water supply in the district annually but NWSC comes in with over a billion shillings to ensure that water is extended to all rural areas.
He further applauded NWSC for playing social role in objectives like job Creation.
Bassajabalaba thanked Bamugisha community welfare for supporting government in developing greater Bushenyi area.
Eng. Mugisha urged the people of Kakanju, Bitooma and Buramba to support Government programs if they want quick access to social services and development.
Eng. Silver said that next year, NWSC will generate 8km of water extension from Lake Katunga in Kakanju to Bitooma sub county headquarters adding that the costs of clean water will reduce from shs 150 to shs 25 per jerry can.
He added that NWSC will extend 7km of water in Ishaka Division, 5km in Central Division and 4km in Nyakabirizi Division by 2020.
Other Dignitaries present were Igara west MP Hon. Rafael Magyezi, Bundibugyo RDC Umar Muhanguzi , district Councilors and Bushenyi District Speaker Justin Burisadi.
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