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http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ Concern has been raised about the quality of water that is consumed in and around Kampala. Ministry of water and environment officials, Members of Parliament and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) who were on a fact finding tour of Murchison bay on lake victoria observed that the lake had been heavily polluted. The Water Ministry has called for a review of all land titles belonging to individuals residing along the catchment areas along lake victoria.
President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday 24th 2017 commissioned the new Ggaba Water Works that will increase water supply in Kampala from 200 million litres to 250 million litres per day. This is part of the Kampala Water Lake Victoria WatSan Project (LV-WATSAN) aimed at addressing water supply challenges in greater Kampala metropolitan area up to the year 2035. It is funded under the Kampala Water Lake Victoria WatSan Project, that has seen the government and development partners complete rehabilitation of Ggaba I & II treatment plants and complete new transmission mains from Gaba to Namasuba. The initiative aims to supporting participating governments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for water supply and sanitation.
The rapid growth in rural to urban migration rates has not been matched by the rate of infrastructure developments. In several urban settlements where the poorest end up, lack of infrastructure to pipe water from clean sources means that communities pay exorbitant amounts of money for water, which is sometimes not suitable for consumption. This puts them at risk of contamination due to several factors for example. Bwaise II, a poor settlement on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda, used to resemble those settlements i.e. poor families in Bwaise II paid more than the wealthiest families in Uganda for their water, and as a result would often use contaminated springs for washing and laundry. RAIN Uganda was designed and constructed a prepaid water system to improve access to affordable , safe w...
In most countries that have a coastline, getting fresh fish is not really a problem. But for landlocked nations like Uganda it can be a challenge. Luckily, Ugandans have Lake Victoria to get freshwater fish. Now, for the first time in the capital, Kampala, a restaurant is offering diners fresh fish they can pick from an aquarium. And you can't get fresher than that. Leon Ssenyange has more.
Kampala residents especially those living in the low land suburbs are spending sleepless nights, with many not certain whether their next morning or evening would flood. Concerned urban planners want fellow planners suspected to have approved structures standing on water catchment areas investigated and if found guilty, be arrested and prosecuted for going against their work ethics. The urban planners say it’s time to also punish officials who approved illegal structures in the city center, and in the suburbs to serve as example to other urban planners still at large. Richard Olweny reports.
The National Water and Sewerage Corporation is planning double water production in Kampala under the L. Victoria, Water and Sanitation project to meet the needs of the people. This plan will see 3,000 old and inaccurate meters replaced. The programme has already seen Kakiri town's water supply system replaced and expanded. The town's water supply system has been lacking for over three years and yet the town has a population of 28,000 people;
A water shortage in a number of Kampala’s suburbs for up to four days in some places, is causing worry among those affected. The shortage is a result of National Water and Sewerage Corporation’s replacement of a pipeline that supplied water to the northern part of Kampala. Some of the areas most affected by the infrastructure improvements are Ntinda, Najjera, Kiwatule, Kyanja and Naguru. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Private operators of vessels operating on Lake Victoria have called on government to revive vessel maintenance and repair services at Port Bell in Kampala. Currently most government and private vessels in need of maintenance and repair have to be taken to Mwanza in Tanzania at an average cost of 500 US dollars per vessel per day. Uganda government built a floating dock for vessel maintenance at Port Bell in Kampala but it has remained under utilized for years. Private transporters under the Kalangala Infrastructure services say if the dock at Luzira is refurbished and maintenance is done locally, it could save vessel owners a lot of money and also create jobs for Ugandans. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntv...
National water and sewerage corporation says water supply to several parts of Kampala will be cut off on Thursday this week as it undertakes the rehabilitation and upgrade of its plant in Ggaba. The works will see the plant boost its capacity by an additional 50 million liters of water. Currently the National Water and Sewerage corporation supplies 190 million litres of water to Kampala a day. The demand is 240 million litres. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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Ministers in charge of Water Affairs from the 10 Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Member States have convened for the 24th Annual Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM) meeting in Entebbe, Uganda. The Ministers from Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are deliberating on how they can together strengthen cooperation on managing and developing the shared Nile Basin water resources for win-win outcomes and to conserve the River Nile. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
The cost of electricity is quite high in Uganda and this makes life hard for small manufacturers and artisans who need electricity to earn a living. To get around the issue of costly power bills, Brian Njuuba, a plumber and welder who lives in the Kampala suburb of Masanafu, has made a water-welding gadget, which cuts his power costs by half. It took him nearly 2 years to come up with the innovation that now takes him about ten minutes to assemble. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Ismael Asiimwe Mustapha, VoicesofAfrica mobile reporter in Kampala, Uganda (1 May 2011) Bwaise residents in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, will not forget the last week of April, when they powerlessly saw their houses and properties disappear under muddy waters. Drainage canals were simply not up to the task. All the people migrated to the nearby villages like Kawempe and Kazo. Other sought shelter in nearby churches and await humanitarian aid.
The technical committee of the Board tours the Kampala Sewerage Project to assess progress of works. It will treat 45 million litres of waste water every day and Serve 380,000 people. it will also generate 630kw of electricity and treat water from the heavily polluted Nakivubo Channel before it goes to Lake Victoria.
In this quick video clip is an image of the water pump area many residents of Buziga use for water access. The cost to fill one jerry can is 200 shillings. The trade off is that the owner is not very serious about his business. The area around the water pump is not cemented or even well maintained for drainage.