Following the recent extreme weather conditions in Lira city that left NWSC installations submerged along Lake Kwania a tributary of L.Kyoga and disrupted water supply in the areas, the NWSC has moved to restore the water supply.
This morning, NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha visited the area to assess the effect of the floods on NWSC installations.
The NWSC Operations team has been in the area to restore and maintain operations. Some of the engeering interventions completed to maintain operations include installation of the new submersible pumps that operate in water, building Gambions to protect the installations, protecting the power lines to the installations that were submerged in water and purchasing boats to transport staff to the installations.
Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha while speaking to local leaders pledged uninterrupted water supply in Lira City despite the challenges NWSC is experiencing.
“We are going to purchase more motorised boats to enable our staff move to the installations. NWSC management is closely monitoring the situation in Lira and implementing engineering solutions to ensure that our people have clean safe water.” he pledged
In addition, NWSC is constructing a new spacious office block to improve the customer service experience in Lira town by December 2020
In related news, Dr. Mugisha shared that in line with the GoU’s Skilling Uganda Programme, NWSC is constructing a vocational training Institute at Kacung. This will build the capacity of NWSC staff to better serve the people of Lira.
Having successfully completed and launched the Ggaba Vocational Training Institute, NWSC is working on another institute in South Western Uganda and Kachung in Lira city.
NWSC has been working on other extra service delivery projects such as rehabilitation of both Eastern and Western sewer lagoons in Lira, construction of a new sewer Lifting station, refurbishment of sewage ponds to receive wastewater from Lira industrial area and additional wastewater from central business centre, Dokolo water supply improvement project from Kachung along Kwania lake to Dokolo and upgrade of pumps, generators, transformers and other modifications at all stations: intake, treatment plant, Agwatta booster, and water supply network improvement plans in the Lira town.