State Minister of Water Hon. Ronald Kibule has issued a warning on corrupt staff in government agencies saying there will be no tolerance of corruption in NRM’s five year tenure.
He made the remarks on Friday during an engagement between the staff of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and their clients. The Minister added that poor performers will risk their contracts terminated since government has committed itself to service delivery.
“NWSC staff who extort money from the public for water connections must be dealt with and those who bribe them exposed. This time, about it http://darkriver.net/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-posts-widget/templates/standard.php our government will have no lenience on civil servants who don’t deliver on their mandate, http://channelingerik.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/verification-tools.php ” said the Minister.
At the same event, exceptional performers in the different NWSC branches across Uganda were presented awards along with cheques as a way of appreciation. Kampala region was recognized as the best evaluated (with a cash prize of Ugshs 60 million) while West and Southwest in second place.
The NWSC Jinja branch emerged as the overall performer with a monthly billing of over Ugshs. 300 million followed by Gulu branch. Jinja branch received a cash prize of UgShs 9 million. In the area of customer satisfaction, Kigumba branch (Kiryandongo) was awarded winner while Mbale led in governance and transparency.
Minister Kibule hailed the awardees urging them to strive for even better performance. He emphasized the need for conserving water sources like water bodies, wetlands and catchment areas.
“Government plans to have atleast one source of clean water for each village by 2020. We shall also establish one water stand for every 15 to 20 homesteads,” he assured participants.
The Corporation’s new strategic plan for the period 2016 to 2021 was launched at the same occasion.
Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha the NWSC Managing Director appealed to water users to take the initiative to report staff who are corrupt.