National Water and Sewerage Corporation Board members and top management on Wednesday evening inspected the corporation’s new Head Office under construction in Nakasero opposite Rwenzori House Nakasero.
The new offices are being constructed using internally generated resources.
The new offices come at a time when the Corporation has expanded its service footprint to 205 towns and urban centers up from 26 towns in 2013.
The Corporation Board Chairman, Dr. Eng. Christopher Ebal appreciated the good work done so far.
He urged the contractors to finalize the construction on schedule while doing a professional job.
Speaking to media the Managing Director, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha explained that the building is to provide staff with a new purpose-built home to meet the new demands of the expanded service footprint.
He said: “We are going to reorganize our offices and create more space for our staff as we work to achieve clean safe water for all in all major urban centres in Uganda.”
“Our mantra is Water for all for delighted customers by a delighted workforce,” he added.
The Corporation working with the Ministry of Water & Environment and the Government of Uganda has flagged off a service acceleration programme intended to serve more people in Uganda.
The programme code-named #SCAP100 Programme (100% Service Coverage Acceleration Programme) will see the Corporation extend water to over 12,000 villages across the country.
The rationale is to provide a water source for every 200 people in unserved villages within NWSC mandated water supply areas.
NWSC service coverage is about 80%.
NWSC is committed to 100% service coverage and is undertaking practical service delivery programmes to deliver 100% in all NWSC service areas by 2020.
About the new facility
The modern new building is fitted with a modern children’s day care Center and a gym designed to promote the work-life balance culture at NWSC.
Contractors are working to finalize civil works by October and staff are expected to move during the December-January Christmas break.