NWSC Rejects Proposal To Lay Sewerage System in Luweero Town

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Robert Kalenzi, the Luweero District Water Officer says designing and laying a sewerage system is cheaper when the population is still smaller. He also notes that the sewerage system preserves the environment and reduces the discharge of human waste in the open.

National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC has rejected a proposal by Luweero town council authorities to design and lay a sewerage system through the town council. Currently, NWSC is engaging in replacing and extending water pipes in Luweero and Wobulenzi town councils as part of the Shillings 3 billion project to overhaul the system and ensure steady water supply.
 
 

There are over 2500 users connected to the piped water system in Luweero town council. Now, local authorities in Luweero town council want National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC to invest in designing and laying a sewerage system for effective physical planning. Paul Mukungu, the Luweero town council LC 3 Chairperson, says new buildings are mushrooming and the population is growing yet there is no sewerage system in the town council. 




Mukungu says the town council has also embarked on a campaign to restrict the construction of pit latrines to control contamination of water sources and avoid other sanitation related problems. He however, says this may not create any impact if NWSC hasn't connected water borne toilets to the sewerage system to avoid contamination.



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Sam Musazi, a resident of Kiwogozi zone in Luweero town says the proposal to construct the sewerage system is timely because it contributes to improved standards of living and reduces diseases associated with open disposal of human waste. Robert Kalenzi, the Luweero District Water Officer says designing and laying a sewerage system is cheaper when the population is still smaller.




He also notes that the sewerage system preserves the environment and reduces the discharge of human waste in the open. However, Ronald Kisakye, the Manager NWSC Luweero Branch, says the Corporation has no immediate plans to lay sewerage systems in any towns in Luweero due to lack of funds and high costs.  



He says their five year strategic plan only focuses on increasing piped water coverage in town. Kisakye advices the town council authorities to source for donor support to lay the sewerage system if they need it

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.