Africa: A Team of Officials from the African Development Bank (ADB) successfully completed a 3-day Mission in the Eastern Region as part of the preparation process to kick start the proposed Water Supply and Sanitation Programme Phase III (WSSP-III).
The programme will support the Government of Uganda’s efforts to increase access to safe water and sanitation services through the construction of 5 water supply systems covering 9 Urbanized Towns. In the Rural areas, the WSSP III will construct eight rural water supply systems, serving 13 Rural Growth Centers.
The objective of WSSP III is to contribute to the Government of Uganda’s efforts to enhance productivity and improve the quality of life of the population through the sustainable provision of safe water and hygienic sanitation.
WSSP III has three components drawn, namely: Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS), Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (UWSS) and Program Management Support (PMS).
These components will also involve the preparation of Micro catchment management plans around each urban water supply source and implementation of priority catchment management measures aimed at improving the resilience of the water supply systems and the people in the micro catchment to the impacts of climate change in the project area.
The Ministry of Water and Environment Team was represented by Mr Joseph Epitu; the Commissioner Water and Environment Sector Liaison Department, Engineer Felix Twinomucunguzi; the Assistant Commissioner Sewerage Services Division (SSD) in the Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Services Department and the Manager Water and Sanitation Development Facility-East; Engineer George Alito and the Ministry Eastern Regional Staff.
The African Development Bank Mission Team visited the proposed sites for WSSP III, namely:
• Katajula-Morikiswa-Soni in Tororo District
• Kaleko-Katakwi in Butebo District
• Greater Serere Supply and Sanitation Project Phase I in Serere District