MP Ruhunda, NWSC Save Fort Portal City Dwellers From Sewage Floods With Shs2 Billion Treatment Plant

MP Ruhunda, NWSC Save Fort Portal City Dwellers From Sewage Floods With Shs2 Billion Treatment Plant

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By Andrew Irumba

Alex Ruhunda Akiiki aka Nikisoboka, the Fort Portal municipality Member of Parliament is fianally all full of smiles, having worked hard to lobby the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) boss to save his municipality from sewage floods.

Ruhunda and other officials touring the treatment plant
Ruhunda and other officials touring the treatment plant


Locals and traders in Fort Portal have been severally complaining about the overflowing sewage in various parts of the town, which prompted Ruhunda to benchmark the NWSC bosses to find a lasting solution for his voters ahead of 2021 general elections to avoid random questions that wouldn’t necessarily need random answers.


For the last couple of months, NWSC has finally managed to construct a durable sewerage drainage and treatment system in the area, which will help to save the locals from diseases like cholera, dysentery and others which result from sewage mismanagement.

NWSC officials, MP Ruhunda and others at the plant
NWSC officials, MP Ruhunda and others at the plant


The drainage system was officially launched on Friday by Ruhunda himself, who was flanked by officials from NWSC and several Kabarole district local government officials including the area RDC Steven Asiimwe.

These are some of the sewage tanks
These are some of the sewage tanks


Shortly after the launch, Ruhunda went to his social media platform-facebook and wrote thus; “What a great day in Fortportal Tourism City! The long awaited for sewage treatment plant has finally been completed! Four years ago I was confronted by a nasty situation where sewage from Fortportal referral hospital would flow to Buhinga grounds!

Ruhunda and others  wash hands after the launch
Ruhunda and others wash hands after the launch

I took it up with National water and now we are all smiles with a 2 billion facility that has capacity to handle 300000 litres of sewage! This will serve a wider part of Fortportal Tourism City. Bravo National water. #Nikisoboka”

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