President. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni officiated at the commissioning the Shs82.3Bn phase 1 Gulu Water Supply and Sanitation
The Government of Uganda through NWSC is constructing the Gulu Water Supply and Sanitation project to serve over 341,000 people in Gulu, Karuma, Kamdini, Minakulu, Bobi, Palenga, Koro- Abili and the surrounding areas
The project will draw water from River Nile at Karuma.
Gulu Water Supply and Sanitation Phase 1 Project components so far;
•Upgraded Oyitino dam water storage capacity from 2.7B litres of water to now 4.2B litres of water.
•Improved daily water production from 3million litres of water per day to now 10million litres of water supplied
•Rehabilitated the waste water stabilization ponds
•Constructed a Faecal sludge treatment plant at Cubu
•Upgraded existing sewers and laid new sewer mains in Gulu City
Upon completion, the two projects will cater for demand for water services in Gulu and the surrounding towns up to the year 2040.
On Friday, Museveni also commissioned Atiak Sugar Factory in Amuru District. The factory is owned by entrepreneur Amina Moghe Hersi, while government holds 41 percent shares through the Uganda Development Corporation.
“For a country to industrialise, it needs the following; labour, natural resources, capital, knowledge and entrepreneurship. The last group refers to people who have the spectacles to see opportunities which others do not see. Our stock of entrepreneurs in Uganda is growing,” Museveni said.
He pledged government support for the project.