Top Kampala city officials, as well as officials from National Water and Sewerage Corporation have a held a meeting to discuss service delivery in Katanga.
Kampala Minister Beti Olive Kamya, Kampala RCC Faridah Mayanja Mpiima, officials from NWSC led by Deputy MD, Eng Johnson Amayo and Katanga Zone area leadership discussed several issues affecting people of Katanga.
Kamya appreciated the positive and quick response from NWSC regarding the dire water and sanitation situation in the area.
From the meeting, NWSC promised to install a number of water points to improve access to safe clean water in the area. She also urged the residents to desist from poor sanitation practices.
KCCA will work to ensure that all storm water drains in Katanga are cleaned regularly.
"The NWSC are designed to manage sewage only. The residents pour rubbish and waste into the sewer through the open manholes whose covers are often stolen," Eng Amayo reported.
Kampala Water General Manager, Eng Andrew Sekayizzi assured the residents that installation of public water points to improve access to safe clean water in the area is ongoing.
NWSC Director Business and Scientific Services, Dr. Rose Kaggwa said that NWSC water quality department monitors water quality in all areas of operation. "We have a team that monitors water quality in Katanga and other parts of the city on a daily basis," she said.
The officials will meet again after a month to evaluate the interventions done with an aim of improving the lives of people in Katanga.