National Water and Sewerage Corporation Managing Director Dr. Silver Mugisha has launched a specialized training class for the NWSC staff that will manage the largest sewage treatment plant in East and Central Africa under construction.
The site is located in industrial area at Wankoko along old Port Bell road.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Mugisha said the new 45 million liters per day waste water treatment plant will help clean up Kampala city and the environment by diverting and treating water from the heavily polluted Nakivubo channel before releasing it into Lake Victoria.
According to Mugisha, the plant will generate 630kw of power, a rigorous odour treatment process (the new plant will be nuisance free), reduce the pollution of Lake Victoria and subsequently reduce raw water treatment costs among others.
He added that the project encompasses an ultra-modern sewerage treatment plant in Bugolobi, a sewerage pre-treatment plant in Kinawataka, a sewerage pumping station on Kibira road and 31kilometer of sewer network to serve city dwellers in Naguru, Ntinda, Nakawa, Bugolobi, Kyambogo, Kiwanataka, Banda, Kasokoso, Butabika and neighbouring areas. This substantially extends piped sewerage services outside the Central Business District, Old Kampala, Kiseka Market area, Kololo, Nakasero extra.
“The training of the sewage services team is timely and is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the NWSC sewerage services team and save the corporation costs hiring experts to train the staff,” Dr. Mugisah said.
Adding “I urge you all to be innovative. The new plant is complex but we believe that our team is ready for the task. The team has been working with the constructors and with resilience, hard work and team spirit our own people will operate this Hi-tech machinery.” he said
The Director Engineering Services Engineer Alex Gisagara said that the team is ready to learn and deliver the project to the people of Uganda.
“We have already recruited some experts in biogas, mechanical engineers, electrical among others.” he said.
The representative of the consultants Harald Kipke from GKW Germany appreciated the corporation’s vision and commitment towards water and sewerage services for all.
NWSC is rated to be among the best performing government agency both in terms of service delivery and revenue generation.