By Onesmus Ndyanabo
The NWSC Managing Director Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha has challenged the people of Sheema to conserve the environment if they are to enjoy clean water.
Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha was yesterday in Sheema as the district celebrated the world water day under the theme, ‘Ground water making the invisible visible’.
Eng. Silver Mugisha who was the chief guest thanked the staff NWSC for the good working they are doing in Sheema and Bushenyi districts.
He also thanked Jemimah Buhanda the LCV chairperson for the cooperation and hard work stressing that it could be the reason why Kitagata is soon to be elevated into a regional referral hospital
He assured the people that in five years, NWSC targets 10200000 connections and assured that Sheema will be a big beneficiary.
Eng. Silver said that as of now, 85% of their customers are now happy with NWSC services and promised to raise the percentage to 90 in the next 5 years.
He added that they are working hard to fulfill the president’s pledge of putting up at least two public water taps in every village by 2026.
He further pledged to give Sheema two public water toilets worth 30 million shillings.
The Sheema District CAO John Betungura asked Eng. Silver that if he can, he should influence the government to come out strongly about the plastic bottles and kavera issue.
Sheema NWSC area has four branches; Kitagata, Bugongi, Shuuku and Kabwohe and has a water coverage of 81%. Of the 229 villages in the municipality, 162 are covered by NWSC
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