EU to fund Shs260b Ggaba water works
Posted Wednesday, October 2 2013 at 01:00
Water boss says money will be used to expand coverage to urban poor.
The European Investment Bank is ready to rehabilitate and extend water treatment works at the Ggaba water treatment complex to increase water production to 230 million litres, up from 150 million litres a day.
Currently, the network coverage does not serve the informal settlements in new residential areas such as, Namugoona, Mutundwe and Kyengera. According to Dr Silver Mugisha, the NWSC managing director, the corporation is striving to increase water coverage from the current 75 per cent within the city to 100 per cent with focus on the urban poor.
“In Kampala, we have 200,000 water connections serving three million people but we are not contented with this coverage,” Dr Mugisha said last week.
European Investment Bank vice president Pim Van Ballekom, said the bank is committed to transforming people’s lives.