Water Supply and Sanitation Programme


  • Reference: P-UG-E00-011
  • Approval date: 05/10/2011
  • Start date: 26/09/2012
  • Appraisal Date: 10/06/2011
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
  • Location: Districts of Uganda and Central Region


Component (1)

(i) implementation of rural water supply infrastructure, including Large Gravity Flow Schemes (LGFS)

(ii) promotion and implementation of sanitation and hygiene development. Activities include software, construction and installation, baseline surveys, mobilization, community-based planning and monitoring, hygiene and sanitation education, Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS), gender awareness and, capacity building at user level for effective use and sustainable operation.

Component (2) implementation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure for small towns and rural growth centres, awareness creation of improved water resources management and catchment protection, capacity building activities and regional sanitation promotional campaigns. Activities will include the construction of public sanitation facilities and household demonstration toilets, training of masons in construction and management, and beneficiaries


same as the sector goal


Uganda has recognized the cross-benefiting of access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation on other MDGs, and has in the last decade made substantial progress in terms of increasing coverage. Significant progress was achieved raising coverage to safe drinking water from 42% in 1991 to 65 % in 2010 and access to adequate sanitation from 51% in 2001 to 70% in 2010. In spite of this progress, there are still great disparities in the national coverage of potable water and improved sanitation across and within districts and region, affecting some of most marginalized and poor in the country.

Several rural sub counties located in areas classified as water stressed, have coverage rates of less than 50%. Likewise, the current coverage of water supply and sanitation in Uganda


An increase in the access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation to an additional 2.4 million people in rural and small towns. The proposed intervention will contribute to the GoU

Key contacts

MBIRO Andrew - RDGE4


Finance source Amount
ADFUAC 40,000,000
RWSSIUAC 3,590,000
TotalUAC 43,590,000