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JUST IN: Dr Eng Silver Mugisha Re-appointed NWSC MD

NWSC Board has reappointed Dr Eng Silver Mugisha as Managing Director
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The NWSC Board has re-appointed Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha as the corporation’s Managing Director on a five-year- term.

The NWSC board chairperson, Eng. Dr. Badru M. Kiggundu, at a press conference, rated Dr Mugisha’s performance as very good and handed him a new contract until 2028.

“Under the leadership of the Board and Managing Director, the NWSC has made significant performance strides during the last ten years (2013-2023),” Dr. Kiggundu said.

“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 as Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation for the period 2023-2028,” Dr. Kiggundu announced.

The number of people served by piped water in areas under NWSC have increased from 4.5million to 18million and are projected to increase to 28million by 2028. Under Dr. Mugisha, Eng. Kiggundu said the no of towns under NWSC jurisdiction have increased from 23 to 268 and are expected to increase to 350 by 2028.

He said the number of customer connections have increased from 296.000 to 874,000 and are expected to increase to 1,250.000 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 added.

“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.”

With Mugisha at the helm of the NWSC, assets under management have increased from UGX 650billion to UGX 4,1trillion and are planned to increase to UGX 6.6trillion by 2028. Eng. Kiggundu added that Dr. Mugisha and his team’s performance had satisfied the board.

The last two years of his previous term have also been stained by a few reports staff complaints and noise on salaries. (Read Stories Here).

There were also reports of staff hacking into Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) system, costing the corporation millions of money and at least two months of system reconstruction.

The re-appointment of Mugisha as NWSC MD comes a few weeks after he threatened to disconnect government agencies such as police for failing to pay water bills. During his previous term, Dr Eng Mugisha also failed to lead the corporation to a transition to prepaid water meters. (See Details Here )

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