National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) last week joined the rest of Africa to participate in the Africa Water Week conference that took place in Libreville Gabon
Held under the theme, ‘Towards Achieving water security and safely managed sanitation for Africa’, from 29th of October to 2nd November, the conference brought together individuals, organisations from across Africa to find solutions to Africa’s water Resources and sanitation challenges.
Speaking during the conference, the Executive Director NWSC Dr. Silver Mugisha re-echoed Uganda’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in the water and sanitation sector to better service delivery in Uganda and on the African Continent.
Dr. Mugisha further shared with the other participants Utility management stories from Uganda and the need for a smart incentive system to increase performance and ownership of water utilities.
“The company is never better than its people, if we keep our employees and customers happy, there are higher possibilities of better performance of the company” he said.
Over the years, NWSC has been recognized as a benchmark for water utility management in Africa
Speaking at the same conference, Steven Schonberger, the Director for World Bank Water called for better management of water systems across Africa
“Effective management of water Resources require us to think at the basin level. This I’d always a complex task but it is particularly so in Africa where there are majority of basins across national boundaries” he said.
He also announced that World Bank, in collaboration with AGRA will focus on micro-finance and guarantees for private supply chains to accelerate farmer led irrigation initiatives across Africa