President Yoweri Museveni has appointed former Electoral commission chairman Dr. Eng. Badru Kiggundu (pictured) as the new Board chairperson of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
He replaces Christopher Ebal whose term of office expired.
Kiggundu’s appointment was announced by State Minister for ICT, Peter Ogwang who noted that on Monday cabinet approved former EC boss’ appointment.
Ogwang also said that the former speaker of the East African parliament Dan Kidega has been appointed as a member on the board of NWSC.
Ogwang also said that cabinet approved the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 which seeks among others to increase funding to the Electricity Regulatory Authority from 0.3 percent to 0.7 percent.
Kiggundu is a civil engineer, academic and consultant, who also serves as the chairman of the presidential select committee responsible for the supervision of the successful completion of both Isimba Hydroelectric Power Station and Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station. He was appointed to that position by Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda in August 2016.
Immediately prior to his current position, he served as the chairman of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, for 14 consecutive years, from 2002 until 2016.