National Water and Sewerage Corporation was among the organisations that were recently recognised for their contribution towards the country’s goal of achieving middle-income status as envisaged in the ‘Vision 2040’ strategy.
Organised by the National Planning Authority (NPA), the award to NWSC was in recognition of its extended coverage from 27 to 74 towns in the last one year. There is also improved customer care service from the water body, the awards organisers noted.
At an awards gala night held on December 6 at Serena hotel, organisers gave out 65 plaques to 45 organisations and 20 individuals. Organisations with outstanding contribution in the water, health, education, energy and agriculture sectors were rewarded while the executives were recognised for their leadership skills.
NWSC Managing Director Silver Mugisha was among the individuals who won awards. Mugisha, who was represented by his deputy Johnson Amayo at the function, said later on that he was humbled by the recognition.
“This award is a recognition of the good work we are doing in National Water and Sewerage Corporation. It belongs to all the dedicated and hard-working employees of the corporation. We are committed to 100 per cent service coverage in all the areas gazetted to us,” he said.
Mugisha said NWSC’s target is to extend more than 1,000 kilometres of water pipes in the current financial year. Already, 470 kilometres of water pipes have been added to the network in the first half of the year, he said, noting that it’s a considerable achievement if compared to NWSC’s 80km expansion per year in the past.
The award from NPA is the sixth that the water utility has won this year. In November, NWSC was voted the best performing public entity in procurement and disposal of assets for financial year 201314 at the seventh East African Procurement Forum (EAPF) in Nairobi. Earlier in the same month, the water authority was named the winner of this year’s Golden Europe Award for Quality and Prestige.
In May, NWSC scooped the Global Water Leaders award in Paris and took the best African Water Utility accolade in Cape Town in August.
Source : The Observer