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NWSC Revenues Grow to Shs168bn

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visit this http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/email.album.like.html.php sans-serif; color: #333333;”>The corporation operates with 34 urban centres, this web http://curaacufeni.com/wp-includes/registration.php with the addition of towns of Wobulenzi, viagra Luwero, Wakiso, Apach, Aduku and Paidha to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation service areas and likely to include other areas this quarter 2014 making 42 towns under NWSC.


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A five year strategic direction (2013-2018) aimed at highlighting the corporation’s contribution towards the national vision of transforming Uganda from a peasantry to a self-sustaining economy as outlined in the national development plan (NDP) key among the aspirations of the strategic outlook are 100% coverage of water and the improvement of sewerage services in the urban areas by 2016.


The achievements for NWSC for the period 2011-2016, according to a statement released by Rose Namayanja, the Minister of Information and National Guidance, are:


Water coverage of about 77.8% up from 75% in 2011 and about 16% in 1986, an increase is due to the following reasons.


• Production has over the years been increased with the implementation of various projects in the major towns like the construction of Gaba III treatment plant and the rehabilitation and expansion of the Entebbe water supply system which increased water production by about 120,000 cu.m of water per day.


The corporation produces 250,000 cu.m per day.


• The NWSC operates a distribution system comprising 5,670kms pipe network, reservoirs situated at strategic sites, and booster pumping stations.


100kms of mains are extended per annum to meet the growing demands for services.


• 23,000 new water connections per annum are installed as a result of extension to other areas and it has contributed to the growth in service coverage.


• Water sales have increased from 50 million cubic meters per annum in 2011 to 59 million cubic meters in 2013, a growth of 18% water use due to increase in the level of industrialisation and other users being able to access clean potable water from the corporation.


• Sewerage coverage, an average of 300 sewer connections per annum and this has been facilitated by the new implementation new sewerage connection policy.


It’s 18,268 sewer connections and is expected to increase by 15% of the population in Kampala.


The Lubigi sub-system is substantially completed, and works on the Nakivubo sewerage treatment plant have commenced.


• Financial performance, the corporation has evidenced strong revenue growth with an average growth of 21% per annum from Shs 29bn in 2001 to Shs 168bn in 2013.


The corporation is able to effectively cover all its operation and maintenance costs, depreciation or asset replacement and some investments.


The improved financial performance has facilitated the provision of services to the populace at large, through the ploughing back of surplus incomes into investment.

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