Entebbe RDC Kirigwa, Nwsc Launch Public Stand Pipe at Kigungu

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The Entebbe Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Hakim Kirigwa has commended the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)’s efforts to bring a great service closer to the people of Kigungu and asked his fellow leaders to work hand in hand with NWSC to battle Non-Revenue Water.

“Let us fail to go backwards after registering such a great milestone. I pledge my support to NWSC because that is the only way we shall prosper”.

Kirigwa was commissioning a Public Stand Pipe (PSP) at Kigungu , which is part of the many established within Entebbe Municipality. Kirigwa believes that the construction of these additional facilities will improve the standard of living in the landing sites settlements through provision of clean affordable water.

Flanked by the General Manager NWSC Entebbe Area, Ms. Gloria Bashemera , the RDC commended the corporation for being committed to water for all for delighted customers by a delighted workforce.

“NWSC is very exceptional compared to other government departments and agencies. It is very important to listen to the people who consume your services, “he said.

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He thanked the corporation for helping the government fight against water- borne diseases such as Cholera, Dysentery and Typhoid through the provision of safe clean water, as well as getting involved in tree planting initiatives to green the environment.

It should be noted that the first missionaries commonly known as White Fathers who include Bro. Amans Delmas and Pere Simeon Lourdel (Mapeera) landed in Uganda at Kigungu landing site on February 17, 1879 and since that time, pilgrims flock this historical fishing site to celebrate them for bringing God’s message among Catholic believers.

It’s believed that upon landing at Kigungu landing site, they were welcomed by Buganda Kingdom King then Kabaka Edward Muteesa 1, who gave them land to construct churches including land housing Rubaga cathedral.

Kigungu is one of the areas in Entebbe with low income earners hence, a need for such service was very important in a drive to improve people’s standards of living. Programs such as PDM were people come and discuss about the social issues that affects them have been emphasized. Government will continue to focus on services and programs that aim at transforming the lives of our people.

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