Uganda: Sanitation programme rolled out in Lake Victoria

The second phase of the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Programme has been commissioned in Ntungamo, Uganda. Financed by a US$102 million grant from the African Development Fund, the programme aims to address pollution in the lake through boosting sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure to 15 secondary towns within the Lake Victoria Basin. The lake is surrounded by Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In Uganda, the programme’s target towns are Mayuge, the cluster of Buwama-Kayabwe, Bukakata and Ntungamo. Jeremiah Mutonga, the African Development Bank’s Resident Representative in Uganda, noted that the NWSC, a national operator, was ready to take over operation and maintenance of the Ntungamo water and sanitation system. He said this would ensure sustainability of the installed infrastructure, triggering economic and social benefits.