Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa recently visited the Katosi water facility, praising the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for its effective use of a Shs1.2 trillion loan approved by Parliament. The Katosi facility includes a pumping station, treatment plant, and reservoir.
Tayebwa expressed joy at the project’s completion but raised concerns about the underutilization of treated water, with only 52% reaching the community. NWSC’s Executive Director, Dr. Silver Mugisha, informed Tayebwa about Shs241.2 billion remaining in the account, emphasizing the need for an additional Shs181 billion to complete a 15 million litre water reservoir at Matugga.
Impressed with the project’s use of funds, Tayebwa promised to guide legislators on potential funding in the next budget cycle. He highlighted the importance of prioritizing service delivery and hinted at engaging relevant ministries to expedite funding proposals.
Mugisha shared NWSC’s concern about high electricity costs, requesting a shift to domestic tariffs. Tayebwa suggested exploring solar energy partnerships to reduce expenses and promote renewable energy.
Mukono District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Hanifa Nabukeera, and Mukono South MP, Hon. Fred Kayondo, also voiced their support for the project, emphasizing its positive impact on clean water access and urging attention to rural electrification in the area.