OYAM: During a Regional Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders meeting held on December 6th, 2023, at Well Springs Hotel, Gulu, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) took center stage alongside key leaders from Oyam district Local Government and WASH sector partners. The meeting, organized by World Vision Uganda, discussed strategic directions for achieving Universal WASH coverage, with a specific focus on the contributions of WASH partners in Oyam district.
Benson Walter Dila Oyuku, the Oyam District Chairperson, expressed sincere appreciation for NWSC’s ongoing water project, a crucial initiative aimed at addressing the district’s pressing water needs. Dila commended NWSC for their impactful presence in Oyam district and acknowledged the project’s potential to significantly improve the community’s water situation.
During his address, Dila emphasized the importance of expanding water access beyond the project’s current scope. Once completed, he urged NWSC to extend their reach to underserved villages, schools, Oyam Town Council, and the Health Centre. This expansion, he believes, will have a transformative effect on the lives of many residents.
The meeting provided a platform for NWSC representatives, Tekakwo Ivan, the Principal Public Relations Officer-Northern Region, and Nsubuga George, the Area Engineer, to outline the progress of the Karuma Gulu project. With a commitment to transparency and community engagement, they shared insights into the future plans for extending water services once the project reaches completion.
NWSC’s dedication to addressing water challenges in Oyam district was a recurring theme throughout the meeting. Ivan and George assured stakeholders of NWSC’s unwavering commitment to providing water services to more communities, aligning with the overarching goal of achieving water accessibility for all.
As the meeting concluded, it became evident that NWSC’s transformative efforts extend beyond infrastructure development. The corporation’s commitment to ensuring water for all goes hand in hand with fostering sustainable development and improving the overall well-being of Oyam district residents.