National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Managing Director, Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha has started that the delays in the completion of Katosi water project have been caused by logistical supply glitches leaving residents of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono in a water shortage.
Dr. Mugisha said the required pipes to be employed in the completion of the project has not been supplied but were expected by end of mid May 2021.
He however added that a few had started to be delivered and the project contractor; SOGEA-SATOM ltd was fixing the remaining gap of 1.5 KM between Katosi treatment plant and Nsumba reservoir in Ntenjeru sub county.
The Katosi project which is expected to be completed soon will produce 24 million liters of water daily and it’s planned to address water shortages permanently in the areas of the greater Kampala.
Dr. Mugisha also told the Eastafricanwatch.net in an interview in Kampala that the required pipes had started to be delivered and that the remaining area of 500M remains to be completed.
He was however happy to note that 95% of the project works had been completed and that one of the critical phases of laying pipes into the Lake had been completed and assured NWSC customers to be patient as they will soon get the project concluded.
The NWSC boss also said the contractor had also started testing Katosi water treatment plant, thereafter will also test the Katosi pipeline to Nsumba, Sonde and later Naguru in Kampala.
National Water also said the project is expected to sort out water needs of Kampala Metropolitan Area up to 2040.