The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment and the National Water and Sewerage Corporation will host the 2020 African Water Association Congress (AFWA 2020) in Kampala in February.
The announcement was made by National Water and Sewerage Corporation boss who also doubles as the the new elected president of Africa Water Association Dr. Silver Mugisha.
However Hon Ronald Kibuule state minister for water says Government of Uganda through NWSC and the Ministry of Water and Environment are prepared to host the hundreds of delegates during the two conferences.
“We are preparing very informative sessions that will showcase the progress made and the future plans to achieve clean safe water and sanitation for all in Uganda, “kibuule said.
But NWSC Board Chairman Dr.Eng Christopher Ebal said that the corporation is making all necessary arrangements to ensure that the solutions to the water and sanitation sector on the African continent are discussed.
NWSC Uganda is a benchmark for utility efficiency and excellence in Africa. The preparations for the congresses are in high gear.
At the African Pavilion, Dr. Eng Christopher Ebal shared the NWSC strategic direction and service delivery acceleration plans for the people of Uganda as the corporation strives to achieve 100% Water service coverage in all it’s areas of operation.
Kibuule said, “I’m proud that Uganda is shinning on the Global stage. John Fisher Sekabira a staff from NWSC has been elected the Vice President of the Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee, ”
,” These are great strides for the sector in terms of capacity building and knowledge sharing that will take the water and sanitation sector to greater frontiers.” he added.
The NWSC MD Eng Silver Mugisha was recently elected Vice President of the International Water Association.
The two are the first Africans to take up the positions in addition to other Ugandans who are part of the International Water Association leadership.
The International Water Association congress brings together over 10,000 Water and Sanitation experts to device solutions to the Global water and Sanitation challenges.
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