President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Kasswa, Senya-Bukoto water supply project in Lwengo district, which will expand access to safe and clean water.
The President commissioned the project on Sunday.
The project scope included 6 kilometres of water mains extension from Masaka town to Busanje as as 11 kilometers of water mains extension from Busanje to Bukoto-Masaka.
It also included construction of a booster station.
A 100,000 litres capacity water tank was also constructed on Masaka-Bukoto hill in addition to 25 new public taps.
Distribution mains measuring 17 kilometers were also laid, to serve the residents in the said areas.
In his speech, President Yoweri Museveni commended National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and the area leadership for the successful completion and supervision of the project.
“I’m happy to learn that my people in Bukatata, Kaswa and the surrounding areas now get clean safe water. I urge NWSC to continue extending water to more people,” the President said.
The commissioning ceremony was also attended by Masaka area leaders; Masaka District Chairperson, Jude Mababali Mukama, Lwengo LC 5 Chairman George Mutabaazi and the Regional Police Commander, Latif Zaake.
“We are happy with this project. Acesss to safe clean water will improve the lives of our people,” Mbabali said.
On his part, Dr Eng Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director of NWSC said that the corporation has expanded it’s service footprint from 24 to over 240 towns of operation in the last four years.
He added that NWSC and government rolled out a project to connect water to 12,000 villages by 2020 within NWSC operational areas.
“We are aggressively extending our network to serve more people in all our areas of operation,” Dr Mugisha said.