NWSC’s laying of new water pipes creates traffic jam at Namugongo road in Uganda.
Resident of Namugongo community in Uganda has over the course of the day witness serious traffic jam at the Mogas gas station at the Kireka, Namugongo junction. This is due to the laying of new water pipes across the road by National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
On monday NWSC announced that they will diversion traffic along the Namugongo-Kireka to work on the new water pipes; That the road will be blocked off from 10pm to 6am to pave way for the laying of the new water pipes from Katotsi water treatment plant to Naguru water reservoir.
Speaking to the public, Vivien Neumbe, the NWSC manager public relations said “The Katotsi water treatment plant will be adding 160 million litres of water to the current 240 million litres pumped from the Ggaba plant.”
According to her, The pipeline starts from Katotsi to Nsumba reservoir it gravitates to Mukono, Seeta upto Sonde reservoir from where it will pump water to Namugongo, Naalya Ntinda and Naguru.
This diversion has witness serious traffic jam in the early hours of today (tues 05-11-2019). Meanwhile, according to traffic flow plan, traffic from Namugongo side heading to Naalya or Kireka, will be diverted from Zia Angelina Health center near the Catholic Shrine, to Kyaliwajala road and connect to Kimbeja road which will lead the motorists to Naalya-Namugongo road.
Moreso, the laying of the new pipes is currently ongoing and when complete, the new system will be serving areas of Mukono, Wakiso, Namugongo, Sondo and other city outskirts known and the Kampala Metropolitan area. As the project involves improving water supply and improve sanitation services to all of the 2 million inhabitants of the city of Kampala.