The Government of Uganda through National Water and Sewerage Corporation has signed a 9,112,528,095 Billion UGX agreement with VAMBECO LTD to upgrade Kapeeka water system in Kapeeka, Nakaseke district.
According to NWSC MD Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha, the current water treatment plant in Kapeeka produces 2million litres of water per day which is not sufficient to meet the water supply needs of the community and the business park.
“The upgrade works when completed will boost water production to 7.5million litres per day in support of the Government’s efforts to provide safe water for human consumption and economic development.” Dr. Silver said.
NWSC Deputy MD Technical services Eng Johnson Amayo shared that the contractor Vambeco Ltd who completed phase 1 of the same project has experience of the local conditions and will complete the works within 18 months.
He added that the corporation is working to boost water supply in all business parks across the country namely; Kasese, Fort Portal, Soroti, Mbale among others.
Director Engineering services Eng Alex Gisagara shared that the upgrade works will include;
•Upgrade of the raw pumping main.
•Expand the existing plant from the current 2million liters per day capacity to 7.5million litres per day.
•Installation of standby Generators
•Upgrade of existing pumps
•Laying of 7.8km bulk transmission main to Kapeeka industrial park
•Construction of a new 600,00 liters reservior
•Upgrade of the intake
•Development of borehole water supply system among other works.
“Currently we serve Singo army barracks, Kapeeka town and the surrounding areas. Upon completion, we shall extend a new line to Semuto,Bukomero, Kakinga, Natooke, Masiriba, Kituuma and the surrounding areas.”
Vambeco CEO Haile Haile Banteyehun pledged to complete the works on time.
“We have worked on a number of water treatment plants in Uganda and promise to deliver the project on time.” he said
The project is 100% funded by Government of Uganda.