By Spy Uganda
Kampala: After registering 100% completion of the largest waste-water treatment plant in East and Central Africa-Katosi Water Treatment Plant, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) under its vision ‘To be the leading customer Service-Oriented utility in the world’ has embarked on the new project; Lake Victoria Protection Phase II Project, Kampala Sanitation Programme Phase 1.
According to the Corporation, the program is broadly aimed at providing general improvements in the urban hygiene and sanitation for the city residents, through rehabilitation and expansion of the current sewage system within the metropolitan Kampala as well as protecting the quality of water in the inner Murchison bay of Lake Victoria through improved sanitation in Kampala.
The Kampala Sanitation Program Phase I (KSPI) is a multi-donor funded initiative. The program is jointly funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) – Euro 65.5 million (loan), the Germany Government through the Entwicklungsbank (KfW) – Euro 10 million (grant), the European Union (EU) Water Facility – Euro 7 million and the Government of the Republic of Uganda – Euro 66.3 million.
TheSpy Uganda has since learnt that this project will also see improvements at Nakivubo Waste Water Treatment Plant Project. The plant has a capacity of 45,000 m3/day and consists of an inlet pump station, screens & Aerated grit chambers, primary sedimentation tank, aerated trickling filter unit, clarifiers, sludge storage tank, digesters, biogas holding tanks, bio-filters, and all the associated fittings and electro-mechanicals.