The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Board has re-appointed Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha as Managing Director for another five-year- term.
This extends his tenure to 15 years, having ascended to the helm of the Corporation back in 2013 Eng Badru Kiggundu, the NWSC board chairperson handed the contract to Dr Mugisha at the company offices in Kampala.
The former Electoral Commission boss was full of praise for Mugisha’s performance so far.
“Under the leadership of the Board and Managing Director, the NWSC has made significant performance strides under Dr. Mugisha’s leadership,” Kiggundu said.
He noted for instance that under Mugisha’s stewardship, the number of towns under NWSC jurisdiction have increased from 23 to 268 and are expected to increase to 350 by 2028.
“Because of the notable performance by the Managing Director and his management team, the Board of Directors of National and Sewerage Corporation, acting in full compliance with Section 16 of the NWSC Act, has re-appointed Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha as the Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation for the period 2023-2028,” Dr. Kiggundu announced.
Kiggundu further noted that the number of people served by piped water in areas under NWSC have increased from 4.5million to 18 million and are projected to increase to 28 million by 2028.
“Pipe network length has increased from 5,073Kms to 22.000Kms and is planned to increase to 32,000Kms by 2028; annual turnover has increased from UGX 155Billion to UGX 519Billion and is projected to increase to UGX 700Billion by 2028,” Dr. Kiggundu said, adding that the board was satisfied with the performance.
“The Board would like to congratulate Eng. Dr Silver Mugisha upon his re-appointment and wish him well during the new tenure of his service,” Dr. Kiggundu added.
On his part, Dr. Mugisha described his reappointment as a vote of confidence in the utility’s management team.
“I assure our esteemed customers and all Ugandans at large that the next 5 years will be anchored on service acceleration in all corners of Uganda, under our jurisdiction. We have an aggressive expansion agenda to ensure water and sanitation for all, ” he said