National water and sewerage corporation (NWSC) has been awarded with utility Distinction Water Leader accolade during the Global Water Awards 2019 held at the Natural History Museum London, United Kingdom.
Established in 2006 by Global Water Intelligence, the awards recognize the most important achievements in the international water industry within several categories, and reward those initiatives in the water, wastewater and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through improved operating performance, innovative technology adoption and sustainable financial models.
Each year, the Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.
The Water Leaders’ Award goes to the publicly owned utility from a developing country that is able to demonstrate an outstanding step-change in performance improvement.
This year’s finalists included, Aguas Bonaerenses S.A Argentina, Instabul Water and Sewerage Admjnstaration (ISKI), Turkey, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda and National Water Commission, Jamaica.
NWSC was recognized for its efforts to transform the utility into sub-Saharan Africa’s water utility after securing the continent’s highest ever credit rating for the sector.
This is the second time NWSC is receiving the Distinction Water Leaders Award, having won the same prestigious award in Paris four years ago.
Speaking at the award ceremony,NWSC Managing Director, Dr. Silver Mugisha attributed the award to the support from the government of Uganda, the Board and committed staff at NWSC and corporation customers who support the utility by paying bills promptly.
“We are aggressively extending our network to serve more people in the country. In addition, we working on water supply stabilization plans to address all water supply challenges in the network and large infrastructure service delivery projects aimed at improving access to clean safe water and sanitation services in Uganda.” he said