NWSC, KCCA commission modern sanitation facilities to improve water and sanitation situation in Kampala - Daily Post Uganda

NWSC, KCCA commission modern sanitation facilities to improve water and sanitation situation in Kampala

KAMPALA: The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has on Friday, April 12, 2024 handed over Nine sanitation facilities to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to help improve water and sanitation infrastructure in the capital Kampala.

The facilities located at Police Primary School- Kibuli, St. Paul Primary School, Nsambya P/S, Kasanga Primary School, Mbuya PS, Muntundwe, Lubiri Primary School, Mutundwe P/S, Kiswa Market, and Centenary Park fall under the Kampala Water Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project Package 5B.

The project is co-funded by the KfW Development Bank (KfW) with 11.84Million Euros and the French Development Agency (AFD) which is extending 17.19Million Euros.

Authorities said the project will enhance water and sanitation access in Kampala’s informal settlements.

Handing over the facilities to KCCA authorities, Dr Silver Mugisha said the project looks at providing safe water to 400,000 residents and sanitation facilities to 250,000 people, including 10,000 students in KCCA-run schools.

Under this arrangement, the MD explained that the project will involve constructing 64 sanitation facilities across various public locations in Kampala including 25 government-aided schools, nine markets, 30 public spaces including: police stations, prisons,taxi parks,city Square and centenary Park.

Dr. Mugisha said that the Public Sanitation Facilities constructed under the project are public assets and are now commissioned and handed over to KCCA for operation and management.

Dr. Eng. Mugisha extended gratitude to the Ugandan, Germany and French governments, particularly the KfW, Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), for their steadfast support.

He detailed the project’s components, highlighting the construction of a sewerage plant in Nalukolongo (Component A) and water and sanitation initiatives (Component B).

With a total investment of 29 million euros and 58% completion progress, Dr. Mugisha anticipated project conclusion by October, promising substantial benefits upon completion, especially for informal settlements.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) dated 4th January 2022 between NWSC and KCCA details the mechanism by which the sanitation facilities constructed under the Package 5B project shall be handed over to KCCA once completed.

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