Residents of Naguru in Nakawa Division fetch water from a stream on Stretcher Road near Ntinda. PHOTO BY STEPHEN OTAGE/Monitor

For the second time in two weeks the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has announced that there will be an interruption in water supply on Thursday 15, September 2016 due to a planned shutdown at the Gaba 2 water plant, from 8am to 8pm.

The NWSC insists the planned shutdown announced today will help the corporation complete final interconnection works to add 50 million litres of water per day to its Kampala service area, improving  the city water supply. The affected areas include Kampala city center, Muyenga, Jinja Road, Kyambogo, Mutungo, Mukono, Seeta, Kyambogo, Banda, Nakawa, Mutungo, Luzira, Rubaga and Bulenga. Others are Buloba, Banda, Kansanga, Makindye, Nansana, Nsambya, parts of City Centre, Namirembe,Bwaise, Kawempe, Matugga, Najjanakumbi, Mulago, Makerere, Nakulabye, Nsambya and sorrounding areas.

Meanwhile, the NWSC has also threatened to cut off water supply to several government institutions unless they clear their huge bills in the next one week.

NWSC Managing Director Dr Silver Mugisha revealed Tuesday that Mulago Hospital, the Ministry of Defence and the Uganda Prisons service are among their leading defaulters; Mulago Hospital owes NWSC sh800m, Prisons sh12bn and Defence sh7bn.