President Yoweri Museveni has advised Danish investors to infuse funds into water cleaning and treatment as well as provide safe water to people especially in rural areas.
In a meeting held on Tuesday January 28 at Mestil Hotel in Kampala, Museveni hosted a delegation of Danish investors from Grundfos Holding, a Danish pump manufacturer based in Denmark and had a discussion on the need for easy access to clean running water especially for the upcountry communities.
He told the delegation, which was led by the company’s Executive Vice President, Poul Jensenis, that they should also consider working with the private sector and the different districts in Uganda to provide clean water to the people.
Addressing the meeting, Poul Jensenis disclosed that his company was already working with Buikwe District where they have established solar water pumping and treatment stations and are now supplying safe and clean water to the different villages in the district through community taps.
Jensenis also revealed that similar water schemes have been established in Bidi Bidi refugee camps in West Nile Sub-Region where the refugees can access clean water.
The meeting was also attended by the Minister for Water and Environment, Sam Cheptoris, State Minister for Disaster Preparedness, Musa Ecweru and Uganda’s Ambassador to Nordic countries, Nimisha Jayant Madhvani.
Uganda has worked with Danish investors and NGOs on a couple of projects in the past like the fertilizer extraction initiative and the most recent; ‘Fresh Fruit Nexus’ in Northern Uganda by the DanChurchAid, a Danish Non-Governmental Organization.