Joseph Lwoga, a resident of Kalengera village says that his land and crop garden were jointly valued at less than 500,000 Shillings, which he says is too little even to cover the cost of production, let alone finding alternative land for relocation and crop production.
Upon completion, the water production capacity of Kiyanja water works has increased from 1.8 million litres a day to over 4.3 million litres of water a day, meeting the area demand for the next 15 years.
Wilberforce Ahimbisibwe Ongom, one of the protestors says there is no bad blood with the water body but all they all they want is for NWSC to wake up and give them quality services. He says in addition to the unstable water supply, the water pumped to their homes is dirty.
Bernard Turyasingura, the proprietor of Kirigime Guest House blames the mess on engineers from the corporation for allegedly failing to return the water meters they took a few years ago without his consent.
A water crisis has hit Mbale Municipality following a breakdown on the Electricity power line along the Mbale â€“ Tororo Highway. Emmanuel Ekanya, the Mbale Station Manager for National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC), says the crisis is a result of the break down in the electricity power line which pumps the largest water treatment plant at Manafwa river in Busiu.
The July 16th report signed by Irene Mulyagonja, the Inspector general of government notes, that the NWSC Board was the reason why KPMG, an independent auditing firm hired to carry out the appointment process pulled out.
National water and sewerage cooperation has urged its customers to be patient as it does its best to ensure a normal water supply. NWSC admits there is a problem and attributes it to the ongoing road works in the city where some water pipes are accidentally cut.
15 business premises in Kabala Municipality are facing closure for breaching the National Water and Sewerage Corporation Act. Owners of the affected business premises are accused of disconnecting their flash toilets from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC system.