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JUST IN! Uganda’s Parliament Closes Over Water Crisis

By Our Reporter

 

NATIONAL

 

Business at Parliament of Uganda has been over water crisis with members and staff of Parliament being asked to vacate the building following the closure of sanitary facilities.

 

In an internal memo dated Friday March 4, 2022 to Members of Parliament and staff, Charles Bukuwa, a Senior Information and Public Education Officer informed them that they would be told when to come back.

 

“Following the earlier communication about the shortage of water in Parliament and closure of sanitary facilities, the Clerk to Parliament advises Members and staff of Parliament to vacate the building.

 

The Department of Sergeant at Arms will provide updates on progress of works as from National water and Sewerage Corporation. There will also be communication once the services are back to normal,” Bukuwa wrote regretting the inconveniences this had caused.

 

On Thursday, National Water and Sewerage Corporation announced emergency repairs at Ggaba Water Works

 

In a message on social media, NWSC noted that they, “regretted to inform its valued customers and the general public that water supply at Ggaba 3 water treatment plant had been closed off to handle an emergency fault.”

 

The affected areas included the Nakasero service area which includes; City center, Kololo, areas along portbell road up to Bugolobi, Mukwano, 5th and 6th street, Kanyanya, Nabweru, Kawempe Mbogo and the surrounding areas.

 

Muyenga service area which includes; Acacia Avenue, Wandegeya, Namirembe, Mengo, Makerere, Kawempe, Maganjo, Kagoma, Matugga, Nansana, parts of Namirembe, Nakulabye, Bakuli, parts of city center, Nile avenue and the surround areas, Mutungo, Parts of Kitintale, Mbuya, Kansanga and customers along Port-bell road

 

NWSC said a team of specialized engineers was on ground working tirelessly to complete works and restore water supply in the shortest time possible and the estimated time of completion would be 26hrs and that they would resume water supply at 3:00 am on March 5, 2022.

 

Customers were advised to store enough water and use it sparingly as we work.

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