National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has increased its monthly revenue collection from Shs14.6 billion to Shs18.2 billion. This is part of the corporation’s five year strategic plan to improve service delivery.
Announcing the achievements recently, the managing director, Mr Silver Mugisha, said the boost a result of increase in water service coverage estimated at 78 per cent (3.8 million people) mainly in urban areas.
The corporation is now looking for 100 per cent coverage which will boost billings.
He said as a result of improvements in financial performance, the Corporation has been able to sustain a corporate surplus after mismanagements in the last 10 years and that they will continue working with other agencies like the police to arrest individuals who deprive the corporation of revenue through illegal water connections.
According to recent figures on their website, the corporation’s financial performance turnover stands at Shs183 billion per annum with an overall collection rating of 98 per cent.
Ms Janet Museveni said at the same function that NWSC’s performance sets it apart as one of the best performing government agencies and other corporations should emulate it.
“This performance gives us hope that you will indeed achieve your targets for your five-year strategic plan,” Ms Museveni said at a thanksgiving ceremony organised by NWSC at their offices in Bugolobi, a Kampala suburb.
NWSC won different awards both international and local to which Ms Museveni said: “Your performance and achievements have been recognised and acclaimed globally judging by the numbers of international and local awards the corporation has won-no less the four global awards.”